Dotchin, Far East, 18th Century
|Inventory Number:|| 28299|
|Object Type:|| |
|Brief Description:||Oriental dotchin, brass and ivory.|
In lacquered wooden case. Unsigned and undated.
Dotchins were used by Chinese and other Eastern merchants for weighing silver, etc. A dotchin is a form of steelyard and the name dotchin derives from the Chinese, duhchenq (or tu4-ch'eng4) 'to weigh'.
|Provenance:||Lent by Christ Church, Oxford in 1925.|
|Collection Group:||Orrery Collection|