A George II mahogany stick barometer by Batty Storr of York (4449401)
A George II mahogany stick barometer by Batty Storr of York (4449401)

BATTY STORR OF YORK (1710-1793)

A George II mahogany stick barometer by Batty Storr of York (4449401)

c. 1750 England

Offered by Ronald Phillips Ltd

£10,000 - 50,000 gbp
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An exceptionally rare mid 18th century mahogany barometer of large proportions, the broken-arched pediment centred by a turned ivory urn finial above finely engraved silvered plates inscribed ‘B Storr, York Fecit’ flanked by fluted pilasters, the exposed tube with a large richly carved cistern cover with a gadrooned edge above a tapering moulded base, originally with an open cistern, now converted to an Adam type float cistern.
Batty Storr (1710-1793) was a well-established clockmaker and watchmaker based at Minster Gates in York. York, with its burgeoning wool trade, was not only the great commercial centre of the North, but had also developed into the principal centre of culture to rival London.

A further example, also by Storr, may be seen in the entrance hall of the Treasurer’s House in York, which houses the celebrated collection of Frank Green, given by him in its entirety to the National Trust in 1930. A further similar example with an embricated cistern cover was formerly with this firm (see Ronald Phillips Ltd., 2005 catalogue, pp. 56 & 57, illus). Few examples of Storr’s work have survived, making this example particularly rare.

Price: £10,000-£50,000
Dimensions
Height 115.00 cm (45.28 inches)
Width 23.00 cm (9.06 inches)
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