Each of a cylindrical form, with plain edged handle, one rounded shaped inscribed cartouche is soldered on one side near to the Gantang’s handle, the inscribed cartouche is decorated with Jawi Script (Malay Script with Arabic alphabet), containing the following translated script;
The Gantang (the measuring vessel) is made during the reign of the Just Brunei King in the year 1312 AH. Equivalent to 1904 AD.
The reigning and ruling Brunei King or Sultan during the above date was the King Hashim Jalilul Alam Aqamaddin Ibin Sultan Omar Saifuddien.
Please notice the similarities with our current lot including the relatively close distance of the soldered brass cartouche that contains the inscription with the vessel’s handle, lot is illustrated on page 205.