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Geared Tellurian Attributed to W. Jones

Auction:
2890M
Lot:
295
Sold for:
$1,107$900

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2890M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 29, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Geared Tellurian Attributed to W. Jones, London, 19th century, multi-geared mechanism with central brass ball representing the sun, bone sphere with longitude and latitude lines representing the earth, the bone moon rotating around the engraved paper moon phase dial, and Zodiac ring, engraved hand-colored paper dial laid down on a 9-in. plate, showing the Gregorian and Zodiacal calendars.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

repainted and possible new base platform, warped platform, lacking feet


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

London, Astrology, Calendar, Celestial coordinate system, Engraving, Zodiac