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    Sale 5969

    A West Country Tradition - Avon Antiques, Bradford-upon-Avon, Wiltshire

    21 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 127

    A George III mahogany boxwood-strung and inlaid wheel barometer

    BY BAPTISTA RONKETTI AND CO., MANCHESTER, CIRCA 1790

    Price Realised  

    A George III mahogany boxwood-strung and inlaid wheel barometer
    By Baptista Ronketti and Co., Manchester, circa 1790
    With broken arch pediment flanking brass finial, the trunk with alcohol thermometer on a silvered and engraved scale and flanked by conch shell inlays, with concave brass bezel and flat glass to 9 in. diameter silvered and engraved dial signed 'Bap.st Ronketti Co. No.15 High Street/Manchester, with further flowerhead inlay below; replaced tube, removed
    38¼ in. (97 cm.) high; 11½ in. (29 cm.) wide; 2 1/3 in. (6 cm.) deep


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