Offered for sale are large (55cm) wrought iron French dividers. Beautifully decorated with round head, leaf pendants, and file worked legs forming foliate designs surrounding a heart. In excellent condition and fully functional. Dividers of this size were often used by stonemasons, shipwrights or coopers.
Fine brown patina.
A nearly identical example, though smaller and not quite as finely made, may be seen in the collection of the Adler Planetarium:
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Instrumentum specializes in high quality 17th and 18th century scientific instruments for architecture, mathematics and navigation. We have collected antique instruments for over 20 years with a focus on early and rare European architectural drafting sets, dividers, and rules. If you are interested in something particular please contact us at [email protected]. Image galleries of our inventory can be viewed on Pinterest and Facebook at the following links: