The Tretiak Collection

China Old wood and metal scale

China Old wood and metal scale


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Wood: Pre 1920: Item # 1102592
The Tretiak Collection
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$5000

This large scale was made mainly of tie-li mu (ironwood) and with brass fittings. It is quite compete; it has the little weights used to measure even as alas they are not as old as the scale itself the whole effect is one of solidity and reliability; A very good description of a huanghuali scale appears in a new book written by Grace Wu Bruce a Choice Collection at pp 69-70 The balance and its stand the stand is made of tieli mu iron wood: it is a two-drawer cabinet for storing the scale and the metal weights. The whole contraption can be folded up and carrier as compact item. The cabinet is in very good condition, well patinated. The scale has not been scoured