A fine and rare early 18th century ivory portable barometer Daniel Quare, London
Lot 92Y
A fine and rare early 18th century ivory portable barometer Daniel Quare, London
Sold for £32,400 (US$ 42,808) inc. premium

Lot Details
A fine and rare early 18th century ivory portable barometer
Daniel Quare, London
The foliate engraved gilt brass arched top with three finials, over the rectangular silvered dial engraved with rising and falling 28 to 31 inch scales, with eight weather predictions and two sliding cut steel hands (each adjusted by twisting one of the two outer finials), beneath bevelled glass panels and supported on the lower rectangular section signed and inscribed 'Invented and made by Daniel Quare London', raised on a tapered ivory column formed of three interconnecting sections (with some old damage to the upper section), each divided by a turned brass collar, surmounted by the ring turned capital, and set on an ebonised rectangular cistern cover with mouldings to top and base, over four silvered and gilt bifurcated folding legs, each with an applied foliate mask mount. 99.5cm (39.25in)

Footnotes

  • Daniel Quare obtained a patent for a portable barometer in 1695 Goodison Nicholas English Barometers Cassell London 1680-1860 page 186. An almost identical model is illustrated in Goodison Nicholas English Barometers Cassell London 1680-1860 Plate 118 Page 193 The illustrated barometer is listed as belonging to the Victoria and Albert Museum
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