Large Hilltribe Opium Scale
Unusually large for this style of scale, this old one is from the hilltribes in northwest Thailand. Completely authentic, it comprises a handsome bone beam with fine calibration markings, attached metal pan, and a heavy rectangular cupraferrous weight with concave corners. All sit in their own compartments in the wooden case which shows much wear and some insect activity. Once ubiquitous, these old scales have become much harder to find, especially in such an unusual size and original condition.
Size: 17″ x 4.25″