CHINESE WEIGHTS

CCHW5) ZHOU?, bronze chuan weight, 100mm tall, 52mm diameter, 613.3g, 15 taels, classical vase shape, bit of corrosion, crude cleaning, VG $110.00 sold
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    The shape originated during the Zhou dynasty, 1122-255 BC, and continued in use throughout east Asia until at least the 17th century.  Metal and patina (such as it is) put me in mind of earlier rather than later.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CCHW12) HAN?, c. 200 BC - 200 AD, bronze weight, knucklebone shape, 75.7g, 38x25x11mm, F $35.00
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CCHW13) HAN?, c. 200 BC - 200 AD, bronze weights, knucklebone shape, 108.6g, 50x32x11mm, F $56.00 sold
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CCHW9) CHINA, SONG?, c. 1000-1200 AD, iron chuan weight in shape of a goat,
111x54x24mm, 605g, F $83.00 sold
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CCHW10) CHINA, SONG?, c. 1000-1200 AD, iron chuan weight in shape of a goat,
92x48x25mm, 438g, tip of tail broken long ago, F $49.00 sold
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CCHW7) CHINA, SONG?, c. 1000-1200 AD, iron chuan weight in shape of a goat, 89x52x25mm, 355g (10 taels), F $72.00 sold
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CCHW4) CHINA, SONG?, c. 1000-1200 AD, iron chuan weight in shape of a goat, 70x55x25mm, 348g (10 taels), crude F $70.00 sold
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CCHW8) CHINA, SONG?, c. 1000-1200 AD, iron chuan weight in shape of a goat,
83x50x21mm, 256g, aG $49.00 sold
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CCHW6) CHINA, SONG, c. 920-1200, iron chuan weight, 100x70x25mm, 591g, bell shaped, different illegible 4-character legends each side, aG $56.00 sold 3/3/2012
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CCHW11) CHINA, QING , 19th c., brass weight, 14.5g, rice bag shape, marked Ban Liang, VF $33.00 sold
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I'm aware that the second character does not much look like "liang," but at that weight what else can it be?  On the back of the thing there is a small lens of lead applied to bring it up the "correct" weight.  Kind of a light liang, don't you think?
 
 
 

CCHW18) CHINA, QING , late 19th c., brass weight,  26x29mm, teardrop shaped rough wafer covered with smooth brass sheet stamped GUANGDONG, 32.1g, more or less a tael, aF $36.00 sold 3/6/2013
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CCHW16) CHINA, set of 5 rectangular prisms, 4 with a slit on one side opening to a tubular hole, the smallest has a deep groove on one side & a shallow one on another, weights are 46.2, 43.2, 40.6, 24.9, 18g.  4 are bronze, one is gray metal.  Supplier in Shanghai called them "later lotus money."  They might be weights, and they might be late 19th century.  I don't know.  F-VF $63.00 sold 6/26/2015
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