John Merry Ronketti - London.    18th Century mahogany antique Wheel Barometer
John Merry Ronketti - London.    18th Century mahogany antique Wheel Barometer
John Merry Ronketti - London.    18th Century mahogany antique Wheel Barometer

John Merry Ronketti - London. 18th Century mahogany antique Wheel Barometer

c. 1785 London

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Fine and rare, late 18th Century inlaid mahogany Wheel Barometer in essentially original condition. The richly patinated case with arched top, inlaid with three oval stylised fan paterae, with cross-grained side veneers, ‘rope’ effect banding around the edges and also, unusually, around the dial; inset with well engraved silvered brass Fahrenheit mercury thermometer and 8 inch diameter main barometer dial, signed by the maker, the protecting glass cover with rare wooden bezel. Original syphon tube and most unusual ivory wheeled mechanism.

One of the foremost and sought after barometer makers, who specialised in the engraving of barometer dials, Ronketti settled in Bloomsbury having emigrated from his native Italy in c1780
Stock Code
5897
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Alan Walker
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