antique rare decorative large floor standing brass and copper double beam weighing scales 1890

ANTIQUE RARE DECORATIVE LARGE FLOOR STANDING BRASS AND COPPER DOUBLE BEAM WEIGHING SCALES 1890


Price

£1,795
| $2,502 USD | €2,092 EUR


Item Ref

DEC105

Description

A rare and interesting very decorative antique set of weighing scales.
A magnificent example of a double beam, double scale merchant's or butcher's scales, attributed to a famous instrument maker of Portuguese origin, named Maco Braga.
The floor standing dimensions are impressive to say the least, also the artistic execution of a practical everyday object used on a regular basis.
Saying that, this set is in perfect condition, the solid brass and copper construction made to stand the test of time.
Very decorative, the imposing Toro head atop set as a reminder of Portuguese heritage, if always used in a butcher's shop though is not clear.
Also symbolic, the double balancing rods finished with poised dolphins, a hint of maritine connection.
The overall impression is of quality and wealth.
Unusual configuration of a double set of scales, both fitted with round solid brass weighing pans, also decorated and hanging on three hand made large link and rod chains.
The very heavy base is fitted to hold the 15 graduating brass weights, ranging from 2kg to 5 g, in this case the tiniest is missing, ie there are 14 weights.
Each weight is stamped with a range of letters, irregular and without obvious sense, most likely a control for government inspectors.
There is a lot of intricate detail in the metal work, beautiful turnings, wrought shapes and interesting perfect mechanics.
A superb set, left in original patina, but easily polished to a magnificent shine!
If you require more detailed photos, please let us know.
Dimensions:
1625mm high
1070mm wide
430mm deep.
Delivery cost 60 most of England, for more remote areas like Scotland, Cornwall, Wales and isles, please email your postcode.
Delivery is a man and a van, door to door service. Assistance will be necessary to unload, thank you.
Self collection possible by arrangement.
Thank you for your interest.


Internal Ref: DEC105


Dimensions

Height = 162 cm (64")
Width = 107 cm (42")
Depth = 43 cm (17")



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