18th Century Nuremberg Nested Cup-Weight for 2 Pound.


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A fine German Nuremberg brass nest of weights. The hinged shaped hasp and rimmed hinged lid marked with the maker’s mark, a griifin with P.R. and  2  for two Pound. With a rimmed body with punched decorations. The inside bottom with a 1 for one  pound. Enclosing seven  further smaller weights, 16, 8, 4, 2 and 1 lood, the last two unmarked and the smallest not original. The closing weight is missing.

PR for Paulus Ritter,  Brass caster in Nuremberg - Germany.

Born 1701 -  Master in 1734 - Jury member in 1751 - Died circa 1767

Literature:

Hermann P. Lockner – Die Merkzeichen der Nurnberger Rotschmiede. Mark : 1306 page. 329 & 187.

G.M.M. Houben – 2000 years of nested cup-weights page 56,  fig 114

 

16 Lood =  240 grams. I LB/pound =  480 grams   4 LB  =  1.920 grams.

 

Germany – Nuremberg

About 1750.

 

Height: 6 cm. (2,4 inches.)

Diam. Lid 6,5 / 8,5  cm. (2,6 / 3,4 inches.)

 

Material
Brass
Weight
1920 gr
Dimensions
6 cm
Reference
B.518
Price
Price on request
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