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Seller: siamgalleryco ✉️ (610) 100%, Location: Bangkok, TH, Ships to: WORLDWIDE, Item: 154494848142 ANTIQUE BURMESE "SILVER BRONZE" AQUATIC HINTA BIRD OPIUM WEIGHT 1,021g. 18th C.. SIAM GALLERY Co. INVESTMENT LEVEL ANTIQUITIES, COLLECTIBLES, AND DECORATIVE ART BURMA. CAMBODIA. CHINA. INDIA. INDONESIA. JAPAN. LANKA. LAO. THAILAND. TIBET. INVENTORY SALE - PRICE REDUCED FROM $2,489.00 - GREAT VALUE Antique Burmese "Silver Bronze" Aquatic Hintha Bird Opium Weight 1,021g. 18th C. Overview: A relatively rare 18th century Burmese Opium Weight, exquisitely crafted and produced by artist from the Shan States region of Myanmar, depicting the mythical 'Hintha' Bird, also known as Hamsa, an aquatic bird which inhabited the Himalaya Forest of southern Burma, and was considered by Burmese to be a sacred animal symbolic of purity, divine knowledge and cosmic breath. This particular style of weight was lost wax cast in what is known as "Silver Bronze", containing very little actual silver alloy, but owes its colour to metals such as tin, lead, arsenic, and antimony. However despite the silver colour, the weights are still mainly about two-thirds copper. They were mostly produced during the 18th century, and are easily identifyable by not only their brilliant colour, but also by the high degree of decorative tooling and metal working skills, achieved by only the most accomplished artisans of the Imperial courts, during the Konbaung Dynasty. The age of the piece is appearent by its smooth worn away surface, where lines and grooves have shallowed from extensive handling ovr time. Description: The Hintha Bird is boldly modeled in the shape of a small groud pecking fowl, seated on a hexagonal base, incised with a horizontal band of small cubes, delicately detailed with closely fitted wings and tail plumage, bulging eyes, pointed beak, and crested headdress. Beautifully cast with smooth naturally aged silvery tarnished patina, and traces of green malachite encrustation at the bottom. Data Observation: Please view detailed photos for overall quality and minor imperfections of the item. Dimensions:Height: 3.5 inches (8.89cm). Weight: 1,021 grams. Shipping: Item(s) shipped direct from Thailand worldwide, through Thailand Post Register Airmail (2-4 weeks) or Sea Freight (3-4 weeks) depending on size. All items shall be handled with the utmost care and professionally packed. Purchaser is responsible for any applied Customs Duty Fees, Taxes, and related charges, which may be assessed by the buyer's government. The winning bidder agrees that any and all claims for loss, damage, or confiscated by country customs of the item will be handled solely through the insurance claims process or the shipping carrier. Terms: Pay Pal is the accepted method of payment, and must be received within 24 hours of the auction end: includes a 7 day return policy, item must be returned in the exact same condition as sold. Return shipment must be paid by the purchaser. Guarantee: 100% Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed - We are extremely confident that all items presented from our collection are genuine antiques. In the event the authenticity of an artifact is disputed, please contact us immediately. We will refund the respective purchase price, less a 10% (ten percent) re-stocking fee, provided that the item is returned in the original condition, and at the customers expense, together with copies of the respective receipt (s) and supporting evidence from a suitable qualified authority, certifying that the item we have sent you is not antique. Siam Gallery Co. reserves the right to contest a customers assessment in the event that proof is available to support the pieces authenticity. Please e-mail us with your questions and bid with confidence. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN OUR GALLERY OF FINE ART. (c) SIAMGALLERYCO - All Rights Reserved. COPYING THIS PAGE AND ALL ITS CONTENTS IS FRAUDULENT AND VIOLATES EBAY POLICY AND WILL BE REPORTED. Track Page Views With Auctiva's FREE Counter Region of Origin: Burma, Feature Refinements: Burmese Hinta Bird Opium Weight, Primary Material: Bronze, Original/Reproduction: Antique Original, Type: Statue, Color: Silver-Bronze


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