Superb and rare Irish Mother-of-Pearl, brass and pewter inlaid rosewood barometer by J. Lee, Belfast.
Silvered brass main dial and brass thermometer plate (with original tube).
The case is intricately inlaid with birds among flowering branches.
The barometer retains its original removable adjusting knob.
The knob turns the marker hand that is set every day and remains stationary so you can judge the motion of the indicator hand by comparison.
What a stunning example of a banjo barometer taken to it's stylistic extreme.
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