Scale consists of an ivory scale rod marked in black dots and attached with three red tassels, a brass pan hung down at one end of the rod joined by four cotton cords. A maker's mark stamped on the centre of the pan (partly readable), next to some Chinese or Japanese inscription written in black ink.

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