This is a set of antique brass nesting weights, also referred to as Guilding Weights or Apothecary Weights. These weight sets were used to verify the weight of coinage from realm to realm by traveling merchants.
The house or container is equal in weight to the remaining cups. The next cup is then equal in weight to the remaining cups and so on. The merchant could determine the weight of coins on a balance scale depending on which combination of cups used. These weights went out of use when paper currency became accepted.They were also used by pharmacies and alchemists and banks. We believe this set to be c. This is a little piece of history. We DO NOT offer partial credits for ANY items. And, if there are any problems you MUST return the item for full credit and the request must be within 14 days of receipt of item. We have a thorough inspection process on all items and if there are any issues we will state them in the ad, so please read all ad's carefully. The item "Brass Antique nesting, cup weight set" is in sale since Wednesday, December 12, 2018.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Science & Medicine (Pre-1930)\Apothecary & Pharmaceutical\Scales". The seller is "tchickllc" and is located in Danbury, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Viet nam.