Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

Item BARK_1961.0142.0003 - Scale, gold

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CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1961.0142.0003

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Chinese gold scale case 5 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches made of wood with chinese symbol. Hole in top for string, this outlined in brass. PH1 2006 A Chinese steelyard scale (do'tchin) consisting of a bone or ivory scale rod with a brass pan and weight (weight is missing), all stored in a varnished, wooden, paddle shaped case. The case consists of two halves with the lid attached to the base by a rivet. The lid swivels open to reveal areas that have been hollowed out to fit the rod, weight and pan. The scale rod has black dots marking off the weight scale. The brass pan was joined to the rod with four strings (missing) and the missing weight would also be attached by a string. Case closes with a woven bamboo ring, and has a Chinese character painted in black on one side. PH2 2007

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128.1 KiB


December 24, 2015 10:07 AM

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