A rare graduated set of seven Burmese bronze, opium weights, in the form of a Mon duck, 17th-19th century, cast on an octagonal base, thought to be a reliable judge of the purity or impurity of silver alloys. Provenance: Collection of a former diplomat, he
A rare complete graduated set of eight Burmese bronze opium weights, in the form of mythical bird, 17th-19th century, comprising the tongue and mane of a lion, the horns of a deer, the feet of an elephant, and the tail of a horse, on a tapering square base
A set of six Burmese bronze opium weights, 19th/20th century, each of the graduated animals are finely decorated. Provenance: Private Collection of a former Australian Diplomat, purchased in Burma 1970. Wt. 5 - 320 grams
A Chinese silver opium canister, cylindrical shape with screw-on lid, opening to reveal an internal cap, the lid with affixed arched handle, suspended from an unmarked chain and belt-clip. Chinese character marks to base of canister. Height 4.5 cm
A pair of Chinese porcelain opium Den Pillows, Qing Dynasty and after, 19th to 20th century, of typical brick form with coin style piercings to one end and open to the reverse, decorated in underglaze blue decoration, the older pillow with sporting lion do
A Chinese silver opium pot and silver snuff bottle, late Qing Dynasty, the opium pot made as a lidded pot within another shaped as a nut or fruit, finely engraved to the exterior and with a decorative bail; the silver snuff bottle of cushion shape and deco
A Chinese silver opium Capsule, late Qing Dynasty, cylinder shaped with a fitted removable section, decorated externally with engraved and enamelled narrative scenes; with later tassels and cords attached. Length 7.5 cm
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