Mahogany Case Stick Barometer – SOLD
A fine George III mahogany case stick barometer with silver register signed Dolland, London.
The case with swan neck pediment having a hygrometer, a scale registering from stormy to very dry, and numbered from 27 to 31 above a thermometer with enclosed cistern below.
Peter Dolland 1730-1820, one of the finest of all barometer makers, was the eldest son of John Dolland, a Huguenot silk weaver, became the most eminent optical instrument maker of the late18th century. His descendants continued to develop the business, which still continues today as Dolland and Aitcheson.
- Height: 42ins (107cm)