A very rare orrery or tellurium by Paravia in Torino, late 19th Century

A very rare orrery or tellurium by Paravia in Torino, late 19th Century



from the base to the globe: 44cm, length: 65cm


late 19th Century / early 20th Century


G.B. Paravia e C. Torino

Country of manufacture


Categories: Globes & Orreries, Scientific


This is a very rare example of an Italian orrery or tellurium made by Paravia in Torino from the late 19th Century or from the very early 20th Century. 
The large square-base in wood contains the mechanical movement and supports the months and seasons dial made in enamel. 
A long arm supports the earth and its little moon. 
The candlestick and its reflector are lacking. 
This type of square-base tellurium is rarer than the Felkl-type example, even more rare signed by an Italian maker of pedagogical instruments like Paravia.


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Eppursimuove is located in the northwest of Italy. I deal with antique scientific instruments and their history. This passion has turned into a profession that leads me every day in search of ancient instruments that helped us to observe, measure, explore and know the sky and the earth. They still amaze and make us wonder, as they did for their original makers and users. For this reason they must be preserved and collected. Please feel free contact me if you need more information on listed items. Thanks.
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