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French Ormolu and Alabaster Thermometer

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2631B
Lot:
467
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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2631B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 12, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

French Ormolu and Alabaster Thermometer, late 19th/early 20th century, surmounted by a gilded white metal captain at a ship's wheel titled "Le Pilote," the reverse indistinctly signed, above temperature gauge with results in Celsius and Fahrenheit, on an Art Nouveau-style foliate base with four feet, unmarked, total ht. 16 7/8 in.
Estimate $200-300

Re-gilded and flaking to gilding. Thermometer appears to work. Nicks to edges of alabaster.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

gilded white metal captain, Alabaster, Celsius, Fahrenheit, Gilding, Gold, Metalworking, Ormolu, Porcelain, Thermometer

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