New York, Park Avenue
30 April 1997
A CONTINENTAL CAST-IRON TELLURIUM
Late 19th Century, By Jan Felkl, Prague
The globe and revolving moon operated by a crank with a concave brass plate indicating the sun and brass candle nozzle supported on a turned stem with a spreading molded foot, with printed label 'OBRAZ ZEMEKOUL/VYDALI/J. FELKL ASYN/ROZTOKY OF PRANY'
18½in. (47cm.) high
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Jan Felkl (d. 1887) and his sons formed one of the largest globe publishing firms of the second half of the nineteenth century in Central Europe. Another tellurium of this form was sold by Sotheby's New York, 25 January, 1997, lot 71.
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