Description:

On offer from our personal collection is this charming set of 5 brass/bronze goldweights from the Ashanti peoples of Ghana. The Ashanti are known for their skilled & imaginative metalwork, & are prolific in their production of metal objects such as goldweights & various storage boxes, including a variety of lidded container known as a kuduo.

Cast using the lost wax method, these small, rather delicate sculptures feature a bird motif. The birds atop 2 of them carry a fish in their beaks. Fine detail including semicircular concentric designs. Ranging in height from 1.75 to 2.5 inches, the figures all measure approximately a half-inch in width & an inch in depth.

Despite a few casting imperfections, this attractive set of goldweight figures is in good overall condition. In goldweight #2, the heads of 2 of the side-mounted birds are missing, which appears to have occurred post-casting. In goldweight #3, the head of the top-mounted bird, as well as that of one of the side-mounted birds, is missing, which appears to have happened during the casting process. Good patina on all the pieces. The grouping displays beautifully.


Materials:
metal ~ brass/bronze

Approximate dimensions:
ranging from 1.75" to 2.5" H
x .5" W x 1" D

Estimated age:
45+ years

Total shipping weight:
ca. 1-lb.

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All items carefully packed & shipped after payment received & cleared via PayPal. Unless otherwise specified in the item description, shipping to the U.S. will generally be via USPS Priority Mail, USPS Parcel Post, or UPS. Expedited shipping upgrade is available & optional. Will ship worldwide, with international shipping rates to be determined by buyer's location. Insurance optional/additional. Seller not responsible for any damages incurred during shipping nor for any Customs-related fees for non-U.S. shipments.
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Item offered:

Ashanti Brass/Bronze Goldweights
(Ghana)


Goldweight 1
Goldweight 2
Goldweight 3
Goldweight 4
Goldweight 5
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