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Set of English Brass and Wrought Iron Scales, retailed by Joseph Richardson Sr. (1711-1784), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 18th Century

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Set of English Brass and Wrought Iron Scales, retailed by Joseph Richardson Sr. (1711-1784), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 18th Century

Set of English Brass and Wrought Iron Scales, retailed by Joseph Richardson Sr. (1711-1784), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 18th Century

No reserve

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2,000 - 3,000 USD

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Set of English Brass and Wrought Iron Scales

retailed by Joseph Richardson Sr. (1711-1784)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

18th Century


The oak carrying box with original label, containing 17 brass weights. (20 pieces)

Height 1 3/8 in. by Width 6 7/8 in. by Depth 3 1/4 in.

Vernon Gunnion Antiques, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Joseph Richardson, Sr. imported many sets of scales and weights during his career and advertised them as “a Parcel of money Scales & Weights.” After correctly calibrating each weight, Richardson placed a printed label with his advertisement inside the box lid, outlining the current weight/value for the most common English, French, and Spanish coins circulating in Philadelphia at that time. The stamped lion within a reserve indicates that the weight has been calibrated and certified correct. Winterthur Museum has a nearly identical set of scales and weights (see Donald L. Fennimore, Metalwork in Early America: Copper and It's Alloys from the Winterthur Collection, (Winterthur, DE: The Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum Inc., 1996), p. 280, no.177).