Antique1800's Postal Scale Bronze & Hand Painted Enamel Seascapes, possibly Howell James & Co. For your consideration is a very unique and rare small postal scale. Made of brass and decorated with two miniature hand painted enamel plaques, one depicting a busy port with yachts and boats, and the other a seascape. Very fine work with exquisite detail. There is a circle upfront which at some point held staking round weights.
The balance, although unmarked, was most likely made by Howel James & Co. Howell James & Company were a firm of jewelers and silversmiths based in Regent Street in London which operated between 1819 and 1911.
Pictures of similar scales with hand painted porcelain, although scarce, could be found online. Circa second half of the 19th century, England. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN THE PAGE FOR MORE PHOTOS! 7" x 4" x 2.5 high.Take a look at the other items we have for sale now. Our items are described with the best of our knowledge and ability. We will be glad to answer all of your questions and provide additional photos and/or information. This item is in the category "Antiques\Science & Medicine (Pre-1930)\Scientific Instruments\Other Antique Science Equip". The seller is "imeon" and is located in this country: US.
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