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    Sale 7627

    Dealing in Excellence: A Celebration of Hotspur and Jeremy

    20 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 9

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY, EBONY-STRUNG AND IVORY-MOUNTED BOW-FRONT STICK BAROMETER

    WILLIAM AND SAMUEL JONES, LONDON. LATE 18TH CENTURY

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    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY, EBONY-STRUNG AND IVORY-MOUNTED BOW-FRONT STICK BAROMETER
    William and Samuel Jones, London. Late 18th Century
    The case with turned ivory caps to swan neck pediment and centred by a detachable vase-shaped ivory finial, with shield-shaped back to moulded ebonised urn-shaped cistern cover, this resting on an ivory inlaid plinth, the silvered and engraved register plates with Vernier scale and signed 'W & S JONES No.30/Holborn London'; turned bone Vernier key; mercury removed
    40½ in. (103 cm.) high; 5½ in. (14 cm.) wide; 3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) deep


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    William and Samuel Jones are recorded working in London from 1788 to circa 1860.

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