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Antique Apothecary's Set of Bronze Nesting Weights

Antique Apothecary's Set of Bronze Nesting Weights Antique Apothecary's Set of Bronze Nesting Weights Antique Apothecary's Set of Bronze Nesting Weights
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Antique Apothecary's Set of Bronze Nesting Weights with shaped hinge and handle, and four Troy weights in different sizes fitted to form one weight. The Troy weights were originate in Troyes, France. This little nest has fine details and a beautiful patina. An apothecary was a medical professional who made and sold medicines to physicians and patients. {Their herbal medications and investigations were the basis of modern chemistry and pharmacology.}

The nested cup weights were designed to make the transport of weights, essential for most trade transactions, more convenient. The idea dates back to Romand times, and was used for apothecary weighing, as well as that of tobacco sales, which at first was thought of as medicinal. Beautiful patina, not polished, as found in Europe.

  • Measures 2-1/4" x 2-1/4" x 3-1/2" h.
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