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LOT 0526

Estimate
GBP (£) 3,000 - 4,000
EUR (€) 3,550 - 4,740
USD ($) 3,830 - 5,110

BYZANTINE SCALES IN CASE WITH SAINTS
14TH-15TH CENTURY AD
2 1/2" (104 grams total, case: 63mm).

A bronze rectangular case with hinged lid and sliding hook fastener, containing a small folding balance arm with open suspension fame and pointer, two discoid pans restrung with thread; the underside of the case with running guilloches on a hatched field, the lid with two facing nimbate saints between decorated columns and pointillé ornament.

PROVENANCE:
Property of a Scandinavian collector; acquired on the European art market.

CONDITION