Mahogany Non-Working Broken- Arch Pediment Barometer c1780
This barometer is a copy of a full size barometer made by A.Rivolta of Chester. The Banjo shape was probably introduced by Italian immigrants in the late 18th Century.
The barometer has real wood inlays depicting shells and a stylised flower with stringing.
The barometer dial is engraved and silvered and has real hands. The alcohol thermometer dial is also engraved. The barometer is topped by a broken pediment and a brass finial.
Height: 3 1/8" (79mm)
Example of the shell inlay on the case of the barometer, each tiny piece has been cut out and placred by hand.