Nest Of Mid 19th Century Brass Weights, Probably English..
Stock Number: 20190527
Offered for sale is this heavy nest of probably English made brass weights, which would have originally consisted of six cups, fitting into each other, each stamped with letters and numbers. Unfortunately the two smallest cups are now missing. Contained in their original heavy, Brass container. C 1850
Country of manufacture
UK and Ireland
Offered for sale is this heavy nest of probably English made brass weights, which would have originally consisted of six cups, fitting into each other, each stamped with letters and numbers, the largest “Vlll, then llll, ll,l. Unfortunately the two smallest cups are now missing. There are also a few stamped letters, including the letter “R”. Contained in their original heavy, Brass container, with a hinged lid, and hinged closing catch, now decorative, rather than functional. It is stamped to the top “XVl” and the letter “R”, and to the base, what appears to be an animal in profile, possibly a lion seageant? The case measures 2-1/2 inchs diameter, and 2 inchs in height. Possibly made C 1850, or even earlier. The price reflects the missing items, but it will be a project to attempt to source them.
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