A rare Pocket Orrery by Smith

A rare Pocket Orrery by Smith

£4,950

pocket orrery in original case

Dimensions

11cm diameter

Circa

1825

Maker

Smith

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Category: Globes & Orreries

Description

A rare example of a pocket orrery in the original leather covered metal case to protect it. The hand coloured card base with the signs of the zodiacs and months has a central rotating disk for the moon phases and the makers name Smith, London, the painted planets on fine brass arms. I have never seen one of these examples.

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GB Hansord Antiques

Hansord Antiques

Our showrooms are set in a fine Georgian house in the heart of the historic city of Lincoln. Hansord Antiques always have an interesting selection of antique clocks and scientific instruments, in addition to our extensive stock of fine furniture and works of art. Members of the British Antique Dealers Association. www.hansord.com