Scales; Unknown maker; Unknown; CR2016.017

Name/Title

Scales

About this object

Gold and/or opium scales. The ivory scale rod has three scale gauges marked in fine black dots. Three strings with red tassels are inserted at the balance end of the rod which is itself is inserted to a brass case from which the balance pan hangs. The strings from the pan are attached to this. The separate weight has fine string attached to enable it to hang on the scale rod.

Maker

Unknown maker

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

Unknown

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

Brass
Ivory
Silk

Inscription and Marks

Pan - Two Chinese characters; CAPACITY 167H;
R (shield shape)S above a series of numbers -
28676 and 83985 and 103857 and on its own 74.

Measurements

Pan D 132mm x H 15mm
Rod L 283mm x Dia 6mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Chinese associations

Subject and Association Keywords

Weighing equipment

Subject and Association Keywords

Gold

Subject and Association Keywords

Opium

Object Type

Weighing instruments

Object number

CR2016.017

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