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Antique 19th Century Bronze Burmese Opium Weight Duck 162 Grams #7
Out Of An Old Collection Of Weights
We were able to acquire an old collection of Asian weights, referred to as
opium weights. We are putting them up in separate auctions, check them all out.
This is the seventh of the weights. It is a bronze duck. It weighs approx.
162 grams, measures approx. 2 1/4" x 1 1/4" x 1 1/2". Good Luck!!
We found the following on the opium-weights site on the internet (GREAT
The expression opium weights has only recently been coined but has been very
Richard Temple who travelled through Burma at the end of the 19th century and
even lived there for some time, refers to the weights in his notes, as the
Burmese standard weights (in June 1898). Nor does Annandale use the term opium
weights in his publication of 1917.
Rochesnard calls the weights poids d’Asie, Asian weights. It is not known who
first called these handsome sculptures representing animals and fabulous
creatures by this misleading and somewhat underserved
keep scrolling there are 11 pictures and more description beneath the
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Certainly the mountain tribes of the Golden Triangle (Burma, Laos and
Thailand) used the smallest ones for weighting opium, although they were
actually made for everyday use, including all sorts of commerce. They were used
on scales to weigh all sort of foods, raw materials and metals, including
The smaller opium weights were carried in cloth bags drawn by a string with
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Estimated shipping weight, (packaged) is 1 lbs 4 oz
in a 8 x 6 x 4 box
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