Opium Weight set
02 October 2022
Description

This is a set of 10 brass opium weights from Thailand from apx. 1970-1975 - they are elephants. They have some detail on each elephant - possibly engraved.

Dimensions

They range in height: The tallest: 3.5" tall x 3" long x 1.75 wide The smallest is 1" tall x 3/4" long x 1/4"They heaviest weight is apx. 1.9 pounds and we do not have a means to measure the lightest weight.

Provenance

Never been exhibited - it was owned by a teacher who was working in Thailand in 1963 - however, this set was purchased by her sister-in-lay who traveled to Thailand sometime between 1970-1975.

Acquired from
Auction House
For sale
Yes
Answered within 1 day
By Delia
Oct 03, 12:58 UTC
Fair Market Value
$600 - $900 USD
Suggested Asking Price $1,000 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Caroline,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Without knowing the precise weights, it's a little difficult to be as exact as I'd like to be but as this is a large if modern set, I'm basing my valuation on the prices realized at auction for other opium weight sets of similar size.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A set of 10 gilt and engraved brass elephant form opium weights
made in Thailand, mid/late 20th Century
The graduated set depicting elephants on pedestals, with some engraved detailing
ranging in height from 1 inch to 3 1/2 inches tall.
CONDITION: appear to be in good condition, commensurate with age and use.
PROVENANCE: acquired in Thailand in the 1970s
$600-900*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you again for using Mearto.

Caroline nelson-spears Oct 03, 22:06 UTC

Thank you for the appraisal. We may want to sell this - and are curious if Mearto offers an auction option.

We will be sending more items for appraisal in the near future.
Kind regards,
Caroline Nelson Spears

Delia Oct 03, 22:20 UTC

We're pleased to hear that.
For auction, we typically recommend you find a reputable auction house near you.
If you've marked this as "for sale" with a "public" status, it is already listed on Mearto's marketplace and interested buyers can reach out to you directly with an offer (you are not obligated to accept any).
Let me know if you have any other questions.

Caroline nelson-spears Oct 04, 10:24 UTC

Thank you!

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