Featuring the coat of arms of Paris, this large cast iron and brass scale is from France, circa 1885. Both sides of the iron feature a shield emblazoned with a ship in rough seas (roughly translated, the motto of Paris is “she is tossed by the waves but does not sink”). Above the masts is a chief (a horizontal band) of five fleur de lys beneath a mural crown, which is a crown representing a fortress in the form of castle walls. The heraldic display is supported by a pair of figural supporters surrounded by foliate margents and volute leaves that terminate in bull mascarons. A functional Parisian cast iron and brass scale that would make a great accessory for a kitchen, bar area, or office.
CONDITION: Good antique condition, with wear commensurate to age and use, including minor cavitations and light discoloration. Light buildup to iron and some verdigris to brass trays.