19th Century Orrery

$9,500

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A French Copernican armillary sphere incorporating an orrery, the steel chapter ring with engraved demarcation, the other rings of brass and steel, the earth depicted with its moon, the sun a bright sphere of brass, all the planets made of bone and raised on an ebonized wood stand. As it depicts the planet Neptune, we can date this to the mid-19th century, shortly after the planet's discovery in 1846.

Period
1850
Material
brass, steel, wood, ceramic
Country
France
Condition

Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.

Dimensions
Height 18 inches
Diameter 12 inches