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Dollond Barometer

PRESENTATION BAROMETER ON A SUPERBLY CARVED OAK STAND. Circa 1899-1900. All brass case with a 5" diameter, white porcelain, face.that is marked by important maker "MARINE ANEROID BAROMETER/MADE BY/DOLLOND/LONDON/No 588". Dial also marked with presenter's info "THE SHIPWRECKEDFISHERMAN & MARINERS/ROYAL BENEVOLENT SOCIETY/26 Suffolk Street/Pall Mall East, S.W.". The inscription surrounds the society's house flag. Overall diameter 6 1/4". Barometer rests in a custom carved oak stand that has two stylized dolphins holding the barometer with their tails. The base is multi tiered with nicely routed edges and a carved rope border that has leaf decorations on the corners. 16" l. x 11 1/2" h. x 4 1/4" deep. Condition superb throughout. Included is a copy of the society's quarterly publication dated June 30, 1900. It notes that under "Recent Proceedings of the Society" that "as a reward for long and energetic service as Hon. Agent at Waterford, Mr. Edward Jacob has been presented with an aneroid barometer mounted on a stand of carved oak". A very handsome nautical item.

Sales price: $1,695.00

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