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S/955 George II Red Walnut Stick Barometer

The arched top, fitted with three brass finials, is above a glazed door, which opens to reveal a sliding wire marker and a paper register with attractive old English penned measurements. The mercurial tube is visible down the front of the barometer to its end, which is fitted with a cork and encased is a bulbous cover.

The register is inscribed with the maker: Prim Jerdan, Italian.

(mercurial tube and finials replaced)

Sold 5 in. (12.5 cm.) Wide
34 in. (88.5 cm.) High
English Circa 1740