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2 Tical Burmese Late Shan Duck

2 Tical Burmese Late Shan Duck

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A beautiful Burmese Standard weight with a simple design with several ridges and lines around the figure bronze figure with a bit of bronze pattina. The figure has a small strutting U-tail, and hexagonal base with two horisontal lines around it, and in the front there are 4 vertical lines.
The Late Shan duck also has a cockscomb spike.

This Hamsa/Shan Duck is part of the laast released groups of Burmese standard weights. The last group was sent out during during the Konbaung Period (1752 - 1885). And this example is no older than the 1800's.

The Burmese Standard weights were produced by official sites appointed by the king/leader of the country - because of this there were in general very stylistic tendencies throughout time. But this also motivated people to forge their own weights, and cheat.

Even though there are stylistic tendencies one must not forget that the late shan or hamsa weights are more or less a slightly diferent copy of the older Mon ducks and Golden Hamsas.

Sorry for a bit unclear pictures, they will be updated in the future! Otherwise just contact me for pictures or more info on the piece.
Kind Regards,
Theodor Knutzen, Antiqua Gallery

Weight: 2 Tical = 32 Grams

Provenance: Ex. Private Collection, Netherlands.

Culture & Year: Burmese, 1752 - 1885 AD.

Litterature Reference: Leif Bering Mikkelsen. Opium Weights - Old Animal-shaped Bronze Weights from Southeast Asia. Commercial, ethnic, symbolic and historical perspectives. 2017.

Condition: Fine

Heigth: 2.7 cm
Length: 2 cm
Width: 2 cm

Low stock: 1 left

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