Burma antique Opium weight Burma F15 LANF15

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Opium weight, Burma

Bronze opium weight, Burma.

Style: 
Classic duck style.

Opium weights were used not only as units of opium measurement, but used in everyday transactions where items were traded by weight.

They were produced in a range of different designs, primarily based on animals or creatures from local religion/mythology.

They were produced in series from very small weights to much larger sizes.

Although the units of measurement do not correspond neatly to western scales of measurement, there is a proportional relationship, between the various sizes in a series.

Dimensions: 
5.2 cm high x 3 cm wide x 3.3 cm long

Weight:
164g

Date: 
19th century