Skinner

Auctioneers and Appraisers

Primitive 3-inch Painted Celestial Sphere

Auction:
2314
Lot:
751
Sold for:
$705$600

social_share

Inquire

Tabs

About

Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2314
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
November 03, 2005 10:00AM

Description:

Primitive 3-inch Painted Celestial Sphere, America, probably early 19th century, with constellations represented by brass pins with (indistinct) pen inscriptions beneath, Equatorial divided 1-24, and calibrated meridian ring resting in the groove of a hollowed-out painted octagonal wood base, wd. 5 in.
Estimate $800-1,200

Keywords

Celestial coordinate system, Constellation, Meridian