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Dotchin, Far East, 18th Century

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Object is on display.
Inventory Number: 28299
Object Type:
Accession Number: 1925-43
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'.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Lent by Christ Church, Oxford in 1925.
Collection Group: Orrery Collection
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
235 mm

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