18th Century Shaped Boxed Dated English Guinea Coin Balance Scales

18th Century Shaped Boxed Dated English Guinea Coin Balance Scales

£250

Dimensions

the box measures 150mm.

Circa

1772

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Scientific, Scales Weights & Measures

Description

English boxed coin balance, the wooden (mahogany or similar) dug out serpentine shaped box with printed label inside the lid showing acceptable weight for guinea, half and quarter 1771 72

The lid with inlaid brass cartouche engraved with owners initials I+B, brass wire hinges and turn hook catch.

Well finished steel beam with brass pans, one silk cord frayed.

Two brass weights, 5;8  and 2;16

All in very good sound condition, noting old repairs to the front lid and base.

Guaranteed old and original.

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GB Cog Scientific

As a fine art sculpture graduate I have applied my appreciation and understanding of form and function to my lifelong professional career in the antiques trade. Over forty years dealing in what I considered worthy, within the fields of decorative arts and sciences, I have always purchased over a wide spectrum and look forward to offering an exciting variety of stimulating pieces.

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