A Nuremberg bronze nest of weights, 17th. century with shaped hinge and handle, and comprising of eight weights in sizes all fitted to form one weight. A rather large and heavy specimen for these types of nesting weights ! Good detail and patina.
Using my rather old weighing scales can advise that the 8 weights
have the following weights ( starting with the largest ) 171g. ,
138g, 94g., 76g., 70g., 43g., 24g., 27g.
Size : 10 cm. ( 4" ) tall , top's diameter : 8 cm. ( 3 5/32" ).
Weight : 1,187 g. ( 2 Lbs. 9.8 Oz. )
Condition : Good for its age - latch closes - the lid is a bit wobbly. Has not been cleaned at all.
A Nuremberg bronze nest of weights, 17th. century.