1 July 2005
An unusual Regency mahogany stick barometer with circular dial
Peter Manticha, London. Circa 1810
The chequer-strung case inlaid with a floral patera to the trunk and moulded circular cistern cover, with moulded frame to glazed door for silvered circular dial signed P. Manticha Crown/Feathers Court/Holborn London, with alcohol thermometer and sliding vernier scale
36¼ in. (92 cm.) high
The Alan S. Marx Collection, Important Watches, Wristwatches and Clocks, Sotheby's New York, 24 & 25 June 1996, lot 590.
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Peter Manticha is thought to have started in premises at Crown Feathers Court in 1790 and continued there until 1820.
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