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Nest of Cup Weights, Nuremberg, c. 1670

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Inventory Number: 53959
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Place Created: Nuremberg Germany Europe
Brief Description: Brass case and nest of eight weights with large hinge to lid fashioned as three dogs, and hasp fashioned of two mythical horses one with a large fish tail.
Primary Inscriptions: "P L" with tree between the letters {is a known Nuremberg coppersmith's mark but not attributed to any maker. Coat-of-arms of a running horse surmounted by a crown both on the case and the weights could be the verification mark of inspectors of Hanover}.
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Material(s): Brass


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