CIN18:  Nuremberg Nested Weights


Nuremberg nested weights for French use, 17th-18th century. The master cup measures 15.8 cm diameter at the top x 11.9 cm diameter at the bottom x 12.1 cm high. Binary system-489.5 g. Total theoretical weight = 32 French pounds; case = 16 pounds; 8 pounds, 4 pounds, 2 pounds, 1 pound, 1/2 pound, 2 oz, 1 oz, 4 gros, 2 gros/cup. Outside lid marked with three chalices. Identified by Lavagne. Reference: Kisch. Scales & Weights, p. 175, chart 5, #5.