21 October 2004
A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU AND POLISHED STEEL THERMOMETER
LATE 18TH CENTURY
The associated engraved steel backplate enclosing a thermometer, the fluted pilasters cast with wrapped oak leaves and acorns, with pinecone finials flanking a ribbon-tied crest, the associated English steel dial signed 'Thos Rubergall 27 Coventry Str. London'
12¼ in. (31 cm.) high, 5 in. (12.5 cm.) wide
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A related ormolu thermometer was sold from the Alexander Collection, Christie's New York, 30 April 1999, lot 22.
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE DEANE F. JOHNSON SOLD TO BENEFIT THE JOHNSON CHARITABLE REMAINDER UNITRUST AND THE DEANE F. JOHNSON ALZHEIMER'S RESEARCH FOUNDATION (LOTS 1051-1130)
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