Mantel barometer

Slate, bronze, griotte marble, gilt bronze, gouache on paper, mahogany, red velvet (lining back panel), glass, enamel, blued steel pointer and gilt brass pointer | 96.7 x 42.2cm | c. 1780


Barometer in the form of an obelisk and pedestal, the case veneered over slate and bronze with lapis lazuli and supported on a griotte marble base. The gilt-bronze mounts include a figure of Iris at the top of the obelisk, dolphins’ heads at its base...
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