Rare Wheel Barometer by Silvani & Fratelli of Brighton
An impressive and rare wheel clock/barometer incorporating a fusee clock movement with enamel dial.
The 12" diameter silvered brass main dial calibrated from 28" to 31", engraved with typical weather indications and featuring exquisitely made indicator and set hands. The set hand controlled using an ivory knob just below the main dial. All enclosed within a substantial glazed convex bezel fitted from the rear of the case. The thermometer scale enclosed within a removable box with bowed glass and calibrated from 20 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Also with hygrometer to the top pediment and level to the base with makers name and address. The centre with a rare 8 day fusee clock movement with enamel dial, blued steel hands and all enclosed within a glazed brass bezel.
The finely figured and impressive mahogany case with tulipwood cross banding and with further ebony and boxwood inlay to all edges. Also with ebonised mouldings throughout. The swan neck top with ivory paterae and central brass finial.
A rare example.
Note: Silvani & Co are listed as working in Brighton between 1825-45. They are recorded as producing large wheel barometers with a pendulum clock above the main dial.
Price: £6,250 / Height: 50" / C.1830