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Interesting unidentified Bronze Opium Weight, Laotian?, Ganesh?

Interesting unidentified Bronze Opium Weight, Laotian?, Ganesh?


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Metalwork: Pre 1900: Item # 1402750
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A very rare and interesting antique Opium Weight, Laos, 18th.-19th. century AD.

The weight is the shape of a seated figure - Ganesh of a figure holding his hands to his eyes as if in mourning?, quite peculiar and interesting for collectors, perhaps unique type in private in collections.

Weight: 21,02 grams.

Condition: Choice, much smooth wear and a fine original brown patina. High tin content bronze alloy.

Provenance: Important Danish Private Collection of Opium Weights, collected between 1970s-1990 with a focus on the rare to very rare weights from different places in SE Asia.