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.
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.
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.
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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
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.
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