For sale is a spectacular, original 18th century Dutch/Antwerp pharmaceutical/apothecary weight set and scale. What's remarkable about the set is that it retains its original, laid paper advertisement "key" with what a I believe to be a woodcut image of a Dutch pharmacist weighing out medicine in his pharmacy with bottles behind him amd the date "1749". I haven't been able to find any other extant sets with this or other paper.
It has the name of the maker Jacobus Neurbs.. and his location in Antwerp. Within the case is a period scale, with what I'm guessing is newer twine subbed in. There are 12 weights (the advertising paper advertises 13, so one is missing).
Some of the weights look like the ones in the key, while others do not, although all appear to be period. Several have interesting figures in them, while one has initials and others contain symbols. Set comes from the museum-quality, estate-fresh medical history/apparatus collection of the late Ronald Richard Berger of Baltimore, Maryland.
The item "FABULOUS set mid-18th century DUTCH PHARMACEUTICAL WEIGHTS with orig. Advertising" is in sale since Friday, November 9, 2018.This item is in the category "Antiques\Science & Medicine (Pre-1930)\Apothecary & Pharmaceutical\Scales". The seller is "glaytham" and is located in Chevy Chase, Maryland. This item can be shipped worldwide.