Steelyard, the so-called opium scales in violin-shaped case

Made:
1880-1920 in China
maker:
Unknown

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Steelyard with ivory beam, brass pan and faceted brass weight, the so-called "opium" scales, in wooden violin-shaped case, Chinese, 1880-1920

Details

Category:
Asian Medicine
Object Number:
A201299
Materials:
bamboo, brass, complete, ivory, silk, string, wood
Measurements:
case: 214 mm x 49 mm x 21 mm,
steelyard: 198 mm x 42 mm x 55 mm,
type:
steelyard
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • weighing machine
  • scales - weighing device

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