Antique Chinese Opium Scale in Original Wooden Case

Antique Chinese Opium Scale in Original Wooden Case

Regular price $105.00


Description:  This antique Chinese Opium Scale in its original wooden case was once used in China during the 19th century to weigh opium and/or precious metals. This unequal arm balance with one single brass plate, weight and rod sits firmly in its original wooden case. The brass weight and lid of wooden case bears Chinese characters – writing.

Note:  Refer to “Condition” for additional information

Wooden Case: L= 14 ¼” x 3 ½” x 1”

Length of Rod/Beam: 13”
Diameter of Pan: 2 7/8”

Item Weight :  7.4 ounces (in case)

Primary Materials: Brass, Wood, Bone (possibly)

Maker:  Unknown

Markings:  Refer to Chinese characters in photograph

Origin:  China

Condition:   Previously owned - used. Condition is consistent with age and use. Areas of patina, scratches and wear. Chip on front lip of wooden case (as shown). Strings need to be reattached. Please refer to photographs as they are part of the description.

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