Barometer in the form of an obelisk and pedestal, the case veneered over slate and bronze with lapis lazuli and supported on a griotte marble base. The gilt-bronze mounts include a figure of Iris at the top of the obelisk, dolphins’ heads at its base, and a seated Cupid and Neptune on either side of the dial. An oval paper medallion depicting Mercury and Athena crowning Cupid is mounted above the dial. ...
Slate, bronze, griotte marble, gilt bronze, gouache on paper, mahogany, red velvet (lining back panel), glass, enamel, blued steel pointer and gilt brass pointer
96.7 x 42.2cm
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