18th CENTURY BRASS MARBLE FRENCH SCALE

SCALES OF TIME

SCALES OF TIME

Beautiful hand crafted forged brass French table scale 18th Century.   The name scales derives from the pair of scales or dishes in which objects to be weighed and the weights / masses against which to weigh them are placed. The Oxford English Dictionary defines scales as “Apparatus for weighing. The oldest evidence for the existence of weighing scales dates to c. 2400-1800 B.C.E. in the Indus River valley (modern-day Pakistan)

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