Portable scale consists of an ivory scale beam (damaged) marked in black dots, a brass pan with four pierced holes along rim but no string attached, the weight is missing. Stored in a fiddle-shaped bamboo case, which is in two halves and hollowed out on the inside, riveted at one end and secured by a wickerwork loop.
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