Antique Chinese Bronze Opium Weight Bird Rooster Figurine 19th C.Antique Chinese Bronze Opium Weight Bird Rooster Figurine 19th C.Antique Chinese Bronze Opium Weight Bird Rooster Figurine 19th C.Antique Chinese Bronze Opium Weight Bird Rooster Figurine 19th C.Antique Chinese Bronze Opium Weight Bird Rooster Figurine 19th C.Antique Chinese Bronze Opium Weight Bird Rooster Figurine 19th C.

This antique solid bronze bird figurine was a weight used in China / Burma in the late 1800s to weigh opium. It weighs 79.5 grams.

The bird (a chicken or rooster) measures 1 1/8 inches across by 1 3/4 inches high. It has a smooth patina and stands on its own as an antique figurine. The fact that this innocent looking little bird was so commonly used in the Chinese / Asian opium trade makes it that much more interesting.

There's an opening between the bird's legs and the base which means this could be worn from a chain. Though it's a hefty little bird, this would certainly make a great conversation piece as a pendant.

A few spots of age-related verdigris / some roughness under the tailfeathers. Overall in very good antique condition.

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ITEM ID
RL14048
COLOR
Bronze, Brown, Gray
ITEM TYPE
Antique
STYLE
Chinese Export, Victorian
ORIGIN
China • Chinese

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Antique Chinese Bronze Opium Weight Bird Rooster Figurine 19th C.

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