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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1401768
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$295.00
A fine substantial 20 Tical 'To' or Lion-beast type of opium weight. Low mintage and rather scarcely seen series, King Hsinbyushin, war campain issue, ca. 1760-1780.

Beautiful detailed beast! Octagonal base with horisontical lines, remnants of a star mark worned down. Elevated horse tail with three spikes, V-shaped beard. Chest decoration with small circles. Finely detailed and extremely attractive style.

Weight: ca. 325 grams / 20 Tical...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1837 VR item #1401629
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$95.00
Extremely rare, authentic bronze Opium Weight in the shape of an upright Fish, Laos or Yunnan Province of China, 18th-19th. century.

The few specimen we've seen of the Zodiac related fish Weight have clearly been fakes, this is an authentic Weight with a terrific old Patina. Interestingly, this time the fish is seen upright and on a hexagonal base. High tin content silverish bronze, beautiful details!

Weight: 44,5 grams...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1837 VR item #1401628
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$95.00
A rare larger, authentic bronze Opium Weight in the shape of a bridled and sadled Horse, Laotian 18th-19th. century.

A nice very old Weight, depicting a very robust Horse with fine thick greyish tinned bronze patina.

Weight: 64 grams (equal to 5 Kyat, unit size 12,8 grams).

Condition: Choice, smooth wear and many marks from use...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1401626
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$95.00
Authentic scarce Snake Opium Weight, Laos, early 19th. century.

This Laotian opium weight is skilfully cast in the form of a protective serpent referred to as a Naga in Asia (ref. Gear p.259). It is one of the many forms of animal weights of the zodiac that were cast in Siam and Laos. The present collection are rich on most types know, please check our resent listings here.

Weight: 33 grams...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1401625
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$145.00
A fine and rare Tiger or Dog Opium weight, Phongsali, Laos, early 19th. century

A fine rendering of the animal on a low rectagular plint, cast in a very high content tin bronze, so that it has a silverish shine. Weight adjustment inserts in the bottom of plint.

In Laos animal weights of the zodiac were commonly used to weigh opium cultivated by the Hmong and other hill tribe groups...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1401624
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$695.00
One of the largest genuine old Burmese bronze opium Weights, Burma, ca. 1750-1780 AD.

Size: Nearly 11 cm. high

Weight: ca. 1550 grams, which should date to the later part of 18th. century.

Condition: Superb, excarvated with smooth wear, fine dark and tinned patina with green dusty highlights, a beautiful piece.

Reff: Leif B. Mikkelsen 'Opium Weights', p...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1837 VR item #1401623
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$550.00
A rare and massive Shan Weight of 1/2 Viss (50 Tical), Shan States, ca. 1800 AD...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1492 item #1401605
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$350.00
Rare bronze Opium Weight of a Lion or Beast, Burmese, ca. 1400 AD.

A beautiful and well-patinated specimen of the earliest types of Opium Weights known, a 10 tical from Burma, made in the 15th. century, comtemporary with Early Ming Dynasty in China!

Weight: ca. 125 grams / 10 Kyat, (early weight standard, ca. 1400 AD).

Reff: Leif B. Mikkelsen 'Opium Weights', p. 13126, fig. 62 (var).

Provenance: Important massive Danish Private Collection of Opium...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1401593
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$375.00
Our 2nd. rare early Brahmani Duck Opium Weight, Burmese, dating ca. 1500-1560 AD.

A massive 20 Tical weight and the first we've handled of the rare early type!

On a round but slightly Dodecagon shaped base (12 edges) - very interesting transitionary basetype for this type of Weight.

Weight: 296,6 grams. massive piece! Inserted lead between the legs to make it heavier in a slightly later period of use.

Condition: Choice, much smooth wear, terrific a...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1700 item #1401592
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$395.00
Extremely rare early Brahmani Duck Opium Weight, Burmese, dating ca. 1500-1560 AD.

A massive 20 Tical weight and the first we've handled of the rare early type!

On a round but slightly Dodecagon shaped base (12 edges) - very interesting transitionary basetype for this type of Weight.

Weight: ca. 310 grams. massive piece! Inserted lead between the legs to make it heavier in a slightly later period of use.

Condition: Choice, much smooth wear, terrific...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1800 item #1401590
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$95.00
A scarce larger Elephant Opium Weight, 5 Bath Siam, Lanna, after 1701 AD.

The weight done in a white high Tin content bronze, lead inserted between the legs, as typical on the earlier types of the Elephant bronze weight.

Weight: 64,6 grams, Elephant weights very rarely exceeds 65 grams, so this is one of the big ones.

Condition: Choice, much smooth wear, dark greyish white bronze patina.

Provenance: Important massive Danish Private Collection of Op...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1837 VR item #1401589
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$350.00
A massive and very rare, authentic bronze Opium Weight in the shape of a Bull, Laotian 18th-19th. century.

A superb Weight, beautiful archaic details of the Bull on a base with Verticals. High tin content silverish bronze with an amazing greyish patina.

Weight: 121,3 grams.

Condition: Choice, fine original greyish and brown patina, old marks from the making or adjustment in the bottom.

Provenance: Important Danish Private Collection of Opium Weights...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1401588
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$175.00
A beautiful and authentic bronze Opium Weight in the shape of a Fish, Laos or Lanna, 18th-19th. century.

The few specimen we've seen of this illusive Weight have clearly been fakes, this is an authentic Weight with a terrific old Patina. The fish is finely detailed with scales and on a stepped oval base. High tin content silverish bronze, beautiful details!

Weight: 41 grams.

Condition: Choice, fine original greyish and brown patina, old marks from the making i...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1401582
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$125.00
A scarce larger Elephant Opium Weight, 5 Bath Siam, Lanna, after 1701 AD.

The weight done in a white high Tin content bronze, it's very impressive and the Elephant is decorated on the body. The base was hollowed to decrease weight, as typical on the earlier types of the Elephant bronze weight.

Weight: 65 grams, Elephant weights very rarely exceeds 65 grams, so this is one of the big ones.

Condition: Choice, much smooth wear, dark greyish white bronze patina. ...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1837 VR item #1401549
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A very rare and heavy Lanna Goat weight standing on a oval base with verticals.

An early weight dating before 1800s and possible much older.

Exceptionally detailed and spendid weight. Note the hollow base.

Weight 127,2 grams - high for this type. 10 Tical and based on a 12,7 unit.

Condition: Extremely fine for type, some wear, fine brown patina.

Provenance: Important massive Danish Private Collection of Opium Weights, collected between 1970s-...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1401254
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$85.00
Fine condition lot of two opium weights with nice patinas, both 10 Ticals, from Shan, after 1820.

Weight: 160,5 grams and 153 grams respectively.

Ex. Danish Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1401253
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$95.00
Beautiful lot of two weights, one nice Hamsa, from Burma (Ava, Rangoon Mandalay areas), ca. late 18th. century and another archaic type of Arakan, shortly after 1800.

The central Burma type with tree spikes, weighs 162 grams,(16,2 grams unit) the Arakan 155 grams (15,5 grams unit).

Ex. Danish Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Metalwork : Pre 1837 VR item #1401251
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$125.00
A fine Karaweik Base, Early Type of Burmese Bird Opium Weight (Ava, Rangoon, Amarapura and Mandalay) Ca. 1760-1830.

Beautiful detailed and substantial weight. 20 Tical ca. 315 grams, octagonal Karaweik base, pointed Beak, two neck ridges and two back covers.

Ref. See Bering Mikkelsen, Page 137, fig. 74.

Ex. Old Danish Collection