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10 Figurative Gold Weights - AKAN - Ghana/Ivory Coast

Lot reference 16782355

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Current bid $127
Next minimum bid $140
Location: Netherlands
Auction fee: 9% of the winning bid
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$127 Bidder 1977
14-03-2018 20:48:51
$121 Bidder 8584
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$44 Bidder 1977
11-03-2018 14:54:21
$32 Bidder 9398
11-03-2018 14:54:06

Later period 1700-1900 (T. Garrard) - Good condition.

Lot of 10 figurative AKAN gold dust weights coming from Ghana (Ashanti) and Ivory Coast (Baulé).
Figurative models from the late period (1700-1900) in the form of utensils.
Unique bronze mini sculptures made with the lost wax method.
Wear and tear, age patina with shiny accents.

Largest size in mm, weight in grams.

1) a bat to beat laundry flat (?) 34 mm / 10,35 grams.
2) a bat to beat laundry flat 24 mm / 11,85 grams.
3) a powder keg (backpack model) 31 mm / 26.45 grams.
4) a double gong 46 mm / 17.85 grams.
5) a decorated gourd with stopper (powder horn) 35 mm/ 44,20 grams.
6) a treasure chest to the European model 26 mm / 25.30 grams.
7) an Ashanti stool on 5 legs 29 mm / 31.05 grams.
8) a saddle 62 mm / 61.25 grams.
9) an axe 74 mm / 26.85 grams.
10) a decorated stick to hit the gong (gong beater) 98 mm / 45.10 grams.

Altogether this lot weighs approximately 300 grams.
These are original ethnically crafted and used gold dust weights.

See for example: T. Garrard, Akan Weights and the Gold Trade: illustrations 57, 58, 59,
Will be sent by registered mail.

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Reviews given: 204
Member since: March 1, 2013
  • received but without certificate of authenticity

    RTAW September 1, 2018

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    Dear Mr Tomellini. The lot was offered as described, without the promise of a certificate of authenticity.
    I never even have seen any certificate for this kind of antique bronze goldweights.
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  • Good and proactive communication. Item perfect !
    Well packaged and quick delivery.
    I recommend this seller !

    user-00991a2 August 23, 2018

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    Zeer mooie en goede kwaliteit die de verkoper heel zorgvuldig en precies beschreven heeft. Alles precies volgens afspraak zeer correct afgehandeld. Zorgvuldig verpakt. Helemaal geweldig, zeer positief
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    jehace August 14, 2018

  • Alles prima en uitstekend verzorgd.

    user-4afa679 July 24, 2018

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    Alles precies zoals omschreven, mooie kwaliteit, kan niet beter. Alles precies volgens afspraak.
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    jehace June 29, 2018

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    Zoals gebruikelijk weer alles tot in de puntjes in orde. Vaker met esger29 een zaak gedaan,
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    jehace May 18, 2018

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    Alles precies volgens de nauwkeurige omschrijving en alles precies volgens afspraak, kan niet beter.
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    jehace May 11, 2018

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    poids conformes au descriptif et authentiques.
    Parfait !
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    pijaga April 5, 2018

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    100% volgens afspraak en precieze beschrijving, geweldige kwaliteit.
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    jehace March 20, 2018

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    Hat alles sehr gut geklappt!
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    pommes13 March 12, 2018

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    Zeer positief, op mijn eigen verzoek item wat later verstuurd ivm afwezigheid, zeer correct afgehandeld, zeer goed verpakt, duidelijk aandacht voor product en koper.
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    jehace January 25, 2018

  • Envoi soigné, merci !

    Mirandole75 January 24, 2018

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    lettre recommandée est bloquée en France depuis le 10-nov.
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    Très bon vendeur. Marchandise de qualité.
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    Gourdet November 13, 2017

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    pijaga October 19, 2017

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    Autenticidad September 6, 2017

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    Sehr gut verpackt, bestens angekommen, vielen Dank
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    tatiefraise007 June 9, 2017

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    Très beaux objets.
    Livraison sans problèmes
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    Gourdet June 6, 2017

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    palmyre June 2, 2017

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    Als vanouds! Prima service, betrouwbare verkoper. Blij met aankoop.
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    Ventus May 11, 2017

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    Objets conformes à la description. Très bien emballés
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    pabec May 4, 2017

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Denmark $18.63
France $18.63
Germany $18.63
Ireland $27.33
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