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The Kids IV Animal-shaped Weights of Burma, Siam & Laos less than 5 tical Catalogue no. 17 – - Spring 2016 Galerie Michael Herrfurth Asian Art.

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Galerie Michael Herrfurth Asian Art.

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Galerie Michael Herrfurth Asian Art. The Kids IV Animal-shaped Weights of Burma, Siam & Laos less than 5 tical Catalogue no. 17 – Spring 2016 Offers are valid: 28 March - 31 May 2016 Galerie Michael Herrfurth Asian Art. Am Ruhrstein 44 45133 Essen Germany phone: + 49 (0) 176 38516147 info@opiumgewichte.com www.opiumgewichte.com © 2016 text & photos Michael Herrfurth - Asian Art. Front cover: Elephant weight, 1 tamlung, Siam/Laos th 19 century or earlier present catalogue no. 24 Inside front cover: Toe 1A, 2 tical (29 g), prior to 1600 present catalogue no. 1b Previous page: Two Hintha weights, readjusted with copper wire th Burma, 19 century present catalogue no. 15a and 15b Next page: Toe 1A, ¼ tical, Burma, prior 1600 present catalogue no. 2a

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The Kids IV Contents Animal-shaped weights from Burma (Lions) Animal-shaped weights from Burma (Birds) Elephant weights / figurines from Siam and Laos Zodiac figurines and charms from Siam & Laos Geometric shaped weights from Laos Used and out of print books object no. 1-9 10 - 22 23 - 25 26 - 28 29 - 32 33 - 36 Sources and further readings Notice of revocation rights Terms and conditions Price list for packaging and shipping Please let us remind you that all prices are first quoted inclusive German VAT (19 %). Delivery outside the European Union is free of German VAT. Please pay attention to customs and tax regulations in your country.

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Toe 1C & Toe 2 with double 6-rayed star mark on the bottom of the base, Burma, 17th century present catalogue no. 5b and 5c Animal-shaped weights of Burma & Siam The Kids IV - Catalogue no. 17

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The Kids IV The Kids-catalogues are always a good chance for a collector to complete sets with the smallest weights of the standard forms. While “The Kids”-catalogues I to III merely focused onto the Burmese standard weights, only sometimes complemented by very few elephant weights from northern Siam and Laos, we are glad to offer a group of weights and zodiac figurines/charms of this region, which are usually rarely available on the art market, except as contemporary copies. In contrast to the contemporary elephant figurines offered occasionally, some of these objects in the present catalogue show a well elaborated star mark (see figure 1), they are detailed and finely carved as well. The figurines are worn with a smooth surface and attractive patina, one elephant weight is readjusted with lead. Gear & Gear found in their elephant weight collection the four- to eight-rayed star mark (see fig. 1), “sometimes enclosed within a surrounding circle”. The sign usually appears on the front or left side of the base. The weights and figurines from Siam and Laos have been well described by Gustave Salé in his article “Poids Birmans et Laotiens” in the French magazine L’art Décoratif (September, 1910). An early documentation one find in the publication Currency and Coinage Among the Burmese by Sir Richard Carnac Temple (June, 1898). Rolf and Ilse Braun published pieces from their extensive collection 1983 in Opiumgewichte Opium Weights Poids d’Asie. Finally Donald and Joan Gear focused on this topic in Earth to Heaven, Appendix 3, with some illustrations in plate 61. Mostly the production of the smallest weights was carried out less detailed. For example the tail of the smallest bird weights is almost always infilled, even if it doesn’t correspond to the standard. fig. 2: Hintha 4A and 4C, tail hollow, inverted “V” We offer a few very detailed carved bird weights (Hintha 4A and 4C from Shan States, please see fig. 2), with a hollowed tail, a very rare find. In the last part of the present catalogue we offer bronze and brass figurines, most likely from Laos or northern Siam, acquired from the German art market. All these pieces are real rarities (tiger figurine, fig. 3). fig. 3: tiger figurine from Siam or Laos However, please consider that the weights in the “Kids”-catalogues are small to very small and the illustrations do not show their original size. Every weight is described with its weight mass, and height and provenance (if available). Please enjoy “The Kids IV”, our Spring catalogue 2016 with 100 weights. fig. 1: elephant figurine 6-rayed star mark With my best wishes Michael Herrfurth Animal-shaped weights of Burma & Siam The Kids IV - Catalogue no. 17

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Elephant weight, 2,6 g (2 fin), northern Siam / Laos late 19th / early 20th century present catalogue no. 25e Animal-shaped weights of Burma, Siam & Laos The Kids IV - Catalogue no. 17

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Hintha 1B, 2 tical, Burma ca. 1640 traces of black lacquer over reddish bronze Animal-shaped weights of Burma, Siam & Laos The Kids IV - Catalogue no. 17 present catalogue no. 11b

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1a (left) / 1b (right) Toe 1A, Burma (Myanmar), prior to 1600 (see also inside cover image) Toe 1A weights are rare to find. Especially the small pieces of the old sets are mostly already lost. Toe 1A weights appear with two different tail shapes, “horse tail” and “lotus tail”. Here both kinds are available. Furthermore the base could be circular (see left T1A) or oblong (see right T1A). Their Kyat-mass is 15 g/tical. The lion with round base and horse tail (left) has a beautiful golden bronze patina. The T1A lion with oblong base (right) shows rich traces of red coating and greenish oxidization. Both weights are worn but considering age and use they are in excellent condition. reference: Gear & Gear, Earth to Heaven, Silkworm Books, Chiang Mai 2000, plate 32 and plate 33 Animal-shaped weights of Burma, Siam & Laos The Kids IV - Catalogue no. 17

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1a weight mass: height: price 1a: 2 tical, 28,5 g (weight adjustment on the bottom of the base) 22 mm / 0.87 inch sold 1b weight mass: height: price 1b: 2 tical, 29,2 g 26 mm / 1.02 inch sold Animal-shaped weights of Burma, Siam & Laos The Kids IV - Catalogue no. 17

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2a (left) / 2b (centre) / 2c (right) Toe 1A, Burma (Myanmar), prior to 1600 2a, rare very small T1A in excellent condition (cf. Braun & Braun, fig. 127) weight mass: ¼ tical, 4,1 g height: 14 mm / 0.55 inch price: sold 2b, early Inn-Wa period (Ava) lion weight (cf. Braun & Braun, fig. 126) weight mass: 1 tical, 12,0 g height: 16 mm / 0.63 inch price: sold 2c (Luang/snake mark in front of the base, cf. Braun & Braun, fig. 148 + 149) weight mass: 1 tical, 13,2 g height: 19 mm / 0.75 inch price: sold Animal-shaped weights of Burma, Siam & Laos The Kids IV - Catalogue no. 17

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Animal-shaped weights of Burma, Siam & Laos The Kids IV - Catalogue no. 17

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