BD7:  Dutch Jeweler's Scale


Dutch jeweler's scale with box, 18th century. Box is 15.2 cm long x 8.3 cm wide x 2.4 cm high, and steel beam scale is 12.6 cm long with 5.6 cm diameter brass pans; weights are marked 64, 32, 16, and 8 carats. Paper label reads "Dese GEWIGHTEN macht Martin US de Backer in de Oude Brugh Steegh in de Goude Munt Balance tot Amsterdam". Identified by Lavagne.