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19th Century Gilded Bronze Barometer

France  –  Circa 1880

HEIGHT: 13 in. (33 cm)
DIAMETER: 7 in. (18 cm)

Small and handsome gilded bronze barometer in Louis XV-Louis XVI  Transition style signed “Ronquetti Paris” on the white enameled dial with weather related black and red inscriptions e.g.  Atmospheric pressure from 75 to 79
(related to Rorricelli) and trend (from Tempete -storm- variable to Tres Sec- very dry-). One hand turning needle indicates former weather/pressure and the other indicates present pressure/weather.  A schematic Fleur de Lys in goldish color appears on the bottom of the dial.
Signed Ronquetti, Paris  (Clockmaker)

IN THE STYLE OF: Louis XVI
PLACE OF ORIGIN: Europe
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 1880
PERIOD: 1880-1889
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES:
Bronze
CONDITION: Excellent
WEAR: Wear consistent with age and
use
HEIGHT: 13 in. (33 cm)
DIAMETER: 7 in. (18 cm)