Opium scales in wooden case; unknown maker; ?; RX.2018.17

Name/Title

Opium scales in wooden case

About this object

The wooden case consists of two separate halves with metal rivets at the end and is held together with a woven cane ring. The lid opens to reveal areas that have been hollowed out to fit the ivory rod, weights and pan.

Maker

unknown maker

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

?

Period

unknown

Place Made

Asia, China

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, wood
organic, vegetal, fibre, cane fibre
processed material, metal, alloy, copper alloy, brass
organic, animal, tooth, mammal tooth, ivory

Inscription and Marks

weights have markings to indicate their respective weights

Measurements

l 290mm x w 70mm x d 35mm
wt 98g

Object Type

equipment

Object number

RX.2018.17

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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Tags
chinese
opium
scales

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