This weight has has survived the centuries well, with no repairs, including the vulnerable mouth rod appendage. An avid collector is lucky to come across a weight like this once in a lifetime and after many hours spent in market places and dealer’s shops of Burma, Laos and Thailand. It is only the second of its kind that we have come across in over 20 years of enthusiastically collecting weights.
Height: 4.2cm, 17 in
Base: 3cm, 1.18 in
Weight: 97g, 10 kyat/tical , (kyat mass: 10.2g)
Base plan: round pumpkin
Base lines: short vertical strokes
Period: Group 7, Period M* 1385-1460, King Razadarit- Queen Shinsawbu
* p. 212 Earth to Heaven: The Royal Animal-Shaped Weights of the Burmese Empire Paperback, 2002 by Joan & Donald Gear