An excellent 18th Century stick barometer by Wisker of York
An excellent 18th century mahogany stick barometer.
The silvered brass scale is calibrated from 27" to 31" and features a sliding vernier with a brass knob and pointer. The dial is also engraved with weather indications ranging from Very Dry to Stormy. The makers name is also engraved to the top half of the scale.
The mahogany case has an exposed mercury tube, veneered either side with herringbone mahogany veneer. The mahogany cistern cover is unusually inlaid with ebony and satinwood. The pediment is typical of the period with a moulded architectural top and central brass finial.
A high quality instrument for the discerning gentleman.
Note: Matthew Wisker is listed as working from 1777-1804 at Spurriergate, York. He is known to have worked as an Optician, Instrument Maker and a Glass Grinder.
Price: Was: £3,950 Now: £3,555 / Height: 38" / C.1790