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Important set of 10 heavy weight Chinese 'Sycee' Opium Weights!

Important set of 10 heavy weight Chinese 'Sycee' Opium Weights!

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1404805
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A very important set of no less than 10 different weight of the same Sycee shaped series, China, Qing Dynasty, 144-1911 AD.

The collection was made in the 18th.-19th. century and consists of 10 weights, all with inscriptions and markings on both sides in Chinese. The set is made of high quality 'white' bronze or brass metal and shaped to perfection.

Weights represented are: 50 Tael, ca. 1,7 kilograms / 1700 grams (Extremely rare!) 25 Tael, ca. 960-970 grams (Rare)
20 Tael(?), ca. 760-770 grams (Rare)
10 Tael (?), ca. 390 grams
4 Tael, 150 grams
3 Tael, 112,5 grams
2 Tael, 74,9 grams
1 tael, 33,6 grams
less than 1 Tael - 30,1 grams and 26,33 grams.

Condition: Superb, a beautiful untouched and finely patinated set.

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