Rare Victorian "German Silver" Pocket Telescope Letter Balance 'East Indies Version'

JOHN SHELDON, BIRMINGHAM c1845
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A rare Victorian German silver Pocket Telescope Letter Balance of tubular form, pulling apart at the centre, the body with unusual 'star' decoration on a stippled background, a chequered wafer seal to one end and a plain seal to the other. The scale calibrated for Tola's and Rupees specifically for the East Indies market (a rare variant).

Stamped: John Sheldon, Birmingham, c1845 and also with a registered design lozenge.

The Registered Design for this Balance was entered on 13th May 1845. No: RD27500

Sold - £340.00

Condition
In good condition with no damage or repair
Dimensions
L
52  mm (2.05 inches)
Weight
7.50 Grams (0.24 troy ounces)
Country
England
Stock Code
DC140315.61
Medium
Silver Gilt