A very fine and rare antique English desk or letter scale, the base covered in stunning green Malachite. The gilded brass or bronze fittings are all hand engraved and the two pans beautifully pierced or reticulated, top quality and quite stunning. The rear of the balance is where the signature for Sampson Mordan, London can be found; the creme de la creme of scale manufacturers. The four original weights sit to the front, marked F, 1/P, 2/P and 4/P. The P refers to “Postages” which were in 1/2 oz units used from 1840 to 1871. This makes this example a mid-nineteenth century piece dating to c. Looks like there was a label originally on the underside, probably for the retailer affixed with four screws. An absolute gem in excellent condition measuring 6 3/4″ x 4 1/2″ x 3 1/2 tall. The item “Fine Antique English Letter / Postal Scale In Malachite by Sampson Mordan c. 1860″ is in sale since Friday, June 26, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Other Antique Decorative Arts”. The seller is “jamielucy” and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Color: Green
- Style: Victorian
- Age: c.1860
- Primary Material: Malachite
- Maker: Sampson Mordan
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Country/Region of Origin: United Kingdom