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Large steel pocket balance, probably made in London and retailed in Boston, with circular brass pans; a smaller steel balance with cupped brass pans, and eighteen weights. Fitted oak case shows remnants of green baize within; lid is decorated with scribed lines and two stamped fleurs-de-lys. ...

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Provenance

Purchased from Skinner, Sale 1911, March 6, 1999, lots 70.

Credit Line

American Decorative Arts Curator's Fund

1760–70

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Place of Manufacture

probably London, England

Dimensions

3.63 x 20.02 x 9.52 cm (1 7/16 x 7 7/8 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1999.188a-t

Medium or Technique

Oak, steel, brass, green baize lining; engraved paper label

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