c19th 'mother of pearl' or nacreshell veneered desktop obelisk thermometer

C19th 'mother of pearl' or nacre-shell veneered desk-top obelisk thermometer



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ML 179


C19th 'mother of pearl 'or nacre-shell veneered desk-top obelisk thermometer.
Neatly made obelisk veneered in a geometric parquetry design , lustrous nacre-shell veneers with a bone panel scale to the front , with mercury filled tube and reservoir. The scale incised with both Fahrenheit and centigrade numerical markings.
The tapered obelisk with a faceted triangular top , the whole mounted on a stepped architectural base. Raised on original turned 'vegetable ivory' or nut , ball feet. The underside with original embossed lining .
In excellent original condition with no losses, damage or repairs.
In working order.
H 9.5"
W 3"
D 3"
England c.1860
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
Whether buying for pleasure , decoration or investment, we welcome you to our web-site or premises .
Past projects have included advising clients on forming and disposing of collections , furnishing period properties , hotel and commercial projects , also a shoot-room and lodge .
All goods are available to view and owned by M.Lees&Sons .
If visiting, a telephone call prior is advisable as due to the demands of the business the show-room does not have regular hours . Please feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance .
Tel. 01905 26620 / 07860826218
Located in the centre of Worcester in the shadow of the Cathedral with easy parking nearby. Exit Junction 7 M5 and follow the signs for Worcester Porcelain Museum . Our premises are located 100 metres from the Museum and 50 metres from Pay&Display car-park in nearby King St.
Internal Ref: ML 179


Height = 24 cm (10")
Width = 7 cm (3")
Depth = 7 cm (3")

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