This is a beautiful set of nested brass weights from France.
It dates back to 1852!
The weights range from 1 gram to 500 grams.
These are weights, but also a form of art.
It is located at the NIST Museum.
There is something comforting about weights, measures, and standards.
It puts an organized construct unto our universe and creates some objective scientific reality to our world.
(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)