Anthony Donegan- Ship Turnstile, Holborn, London
A rare and possibly unique 10" mahogany wheel barometer.
The 10" silvered brass dial calibrated from 28" to 31" with usual weather indicators and elaborate engraving to the centre. Also with very finely made hands. The dial with concave glazed brass bezel. The well engraved and silvered brass thermometer scale calibrated from 30Âº to 90Âº Fahrenheit and mounted in a removable box. Also with adjustable and working hygrometer. The level, with a well engraved basket of fruit. The exceptional mahogany case with boxwood and ebony chequered inlay, oval inlays depicting English roses and further chequered inlay surrounding the main dial. The swan neck top with ivory paterae and a central brass flambeau finial.
Note: This barometer is signed on the inside door in Italian. It reads - Made by Pietro Del Vecchio in 1795, Lewes. There are also service dates throughout the 19th century. We believe that the barometer was made by Pietro Del Vecchio for the retailer, Anthony Donegan of London.
Price: £5,250 / Height: 40" / C.1795