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Antique patinated bronze figural thermometer of a medieval youth and his hound.

 

Antique patinated bronze figural thermometer of a medieval youth and his hound. Probably English this is an unusual desk thermometer with a hunting theme. Set on an oval base the standing figure of a hunter looks into the middle distance for his quarry. He is dressed in medieval clothes and wears a cap on his head with a feather in it and holds a hunting horn in his right hand. By his feet stands his lurcher hunting hound sniffing for scent. Behind them is a fine baluster balistrade and to their right is an obelisk topped with an ornamental ball. Inset into the obelisk is a silvered bronze thermometer scale for centigrade and farenheit with a alcahol thermometer. English, late 19th century, circa 1880-90. 7 inches high by 5.25 inches wide by 3.5 inches deep (17.5 cm by 13.125cm by 8.75).

Stock Number: 5306
Price: 875
Availability: In Stock

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