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Southeast Asia Artifacts

Kauffman Museum is offering tribal silver and artifacts from the Golden Triangle of southeast Asia.  All proceeds will support Kauffman Museum.

All items were collected in southeast Asia in the early 1960s when a Kauffman Museum patron was stationed with the United States Department of State in Vientiane, Laos.  Descriptions are based on information from the collector and basic library reference works.  The jewelry is sized for the tribal peoples of the Golden Triangle.  All items show the patina of age and tribal silver pieces have not been polished.

Kauffman Museum will follow museum-quality standards for packing and shipping.  Buyer is responsible for Kansas sales tax, shipping and insurance costs.  International buyers are additionally responsible for all duty fees. 

For more information, contact Rachel Pannabecker, Kauffman Museum director, at:

316.283.1612
or
rpannabe@bethelks.edu

Sold Antique Lao bracelets (#3-6)

Tribal silver bracelets, solid with cast and stamped designs

$80 each

Sold Antique Hmong earrings (#10)

Pair of tribal silver "bent arrow" earrings

$50

Sold Antique Hmong earrings (#11)

Pair of tribal silver "bent arrow" earrings

$75

Antique Hmong neck ring with counterweight (#18)

Tribal silver twisted torque with chain and decorative counterweight ("spirit lock")

$600

Sold Antique Hmong neck ring with counterweight (#19)

Hollow tribal silver torque with chain and decorative counterweight ("spirit lock")

$500

Antique Hmong neck ring (#21)

Hollow tribal silver torque (without chain and counterweight)

$300

Sold Antique Karen bronze drum--small (#25)

Cast bronze "rain drum" or "one frog drum" (Heger Type III), 4"H, 4.75"D tympanum decorated with three 3-D frog figures (one missing) and impressed designs of geometric motifs in concentric circles around 8-point star, two handles on each side of resonance case also decorated with 3-D elephant figure. One section of tympanum edge is broken and missing while opposite section shows evidence of period repair, minute corrosion spots.

$290

Sold Antique Golden Triangle lime containers (#33-34)

Tribal silver ovoid containers with repousse lids. Left: good craftsmanship, betel nut mixture residue inside, floral motif stamped on bottom. Right: finely crafted, powdered lime residue inside, 3-lobed leaf stamped on bottom.

Sold Antique Lao container for betel nut mixture (#35)

Tribal silver octagonal container, lid with repousse finial connected to base by braided wire chain; residue of betel nut mixture inside

$100

Sold Antique Golden Triangle Opium Weight Set (#50)

Cast Bronze in the form of lions (Toe)

Weighing 82g., 42g., 17g., 9g., 5g.

$100 for set of 5

Antique Golden Triangle Opium Weight Set (#51)

Cast Bronze in the form of ducks (Hintha)

Weighing 83g., 36g., 33g., 18g., 9g.

$100 for set

Sold Antique Golden Triangle Opium Weight Set (#52)

Cast Bronze in the form of horse and cock

Weighing 39g. (Horse), 40g. (Cock)

$70 for two pieces

Sold Antique Golden Triangle Opium Weight Set (#53)

Cast Bronze in the form of ducks (Hintha)

Weighing 165g., 82g.

$60 for two pieces

Antique Golden Triangle Opium Weight Set (#54)

Cast Bronze in the form of ducks (Hintha)

Weighing 165g., 81g.

$50 for two pieces

Antique Golden Triangle Opium Weight Set (#55)

Cast Bronze in the form of lions (Toe)

Weighing 70g., 47g., 17g., 9g., 5g.

Back row left and back row middle Sold.

$100 for 5 pieces

Antique Golden Triangle Opium Weight Set (#56)

Cast Bronze in the form of ducks (Hintha)

Weighing 87g., 84g.

Far right Sold.

$40 for set of two

Antique Golden Triangle Opium Weight Set (#57)

Cast Bronze in the form of ducks (Hintha)

Weighing 34g., 34g., 33g.

$60 for three pieces

Antique Golden Triangle Opium Weight Set (#58)

Cast Bronze in the form of ducks (Hintha)

Weighing 18g., 17g.

Left piece Sold. $20 for right piece

Antique Golden Triangle Opium Weight Set (#59)

Cast Bronze in the form of ducks (Hintha)

Weighing 9g., 7g., 5g.

Right piece Sold. $40 for left and middle pieces

Antique Golden Triangle Opium Weight Set (#60)

Cast Bronze in the form of lions (Toe)

Weighing 66g., 18g., 8g.

Left piece Sold. $50 for middle and right pieces

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