An elegant and unusual French Tellurium. The 3-inch diameter terrestrial globe signed: E. Bertaux, Paris, Rue Serpente, made up of two sets of twelve coloured printed gores and two polar colottes. Mounted with a rotating arm and white painted wooden moonball atop the engraved brass meridian half circle. The gears arranged to rotate the earth and the moon on a long brass arm, as well as the blued iron hand which indicate a small printed paper hour dial. The other end of the arm rotating on an axis with candle holder and reflector, above an oval enamel plaque showing the days of the month in French, degrees, the seasons of the year with equinoxes and solstices marked, the houses of the Zodiac and compass directions. Mounted on a walnut wooden cabinet standing on elegant formed feet. The upper surface further with a glazed brass compass case with silvered dial, blued steel needle with jewelled cap and clamp, and a fruitwood and brass turning handle. The tellurium is in good working condition. A simular instrument is in the collection of the National Maritime Museum.
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Kraker Antiek is a small, cozy and open-minded company in Amsterdam. Bert Kraker offers a collection of authentic, original, rare and quality objects.
With over 20 years of experience in the arts and antiques trade, one of my main specialties is antique scientific instruments. I formerly worked in association with Jaap Mennink, from whom I have learned to use all my senses actively in the trade.
I also work as a consultant for several international collectors and auction houses. And I am always interested in purchasing good quality (scientific) items, and evaluations and expertise offers.
Travelling extensively around the globe with a skilled and critical eye, Kraker Antiek offers an eclectic collection of scientific- and nautical instruments, natural history artefacts and collectors items. The collection is found on my website www.krakerantiek.nl and can be seen in my store at De Hallen in Amsterdam.
In order to find suitable objects, intensive desk- and field research is applied. Over the years I have acquired a comprehensive library about scientific instruments to this end. Expert views from colleagues are consulted if necessary to ensure the quality and authenticity of the stock.
Please contact me if you have any questions about any of my items offered on Fleaglass or visit www.krakerantiek.nl for a complete view on the stock.