AB 228 India Nautical Antique Brass Armillary Sphere Globe
Armillary spheres have become an icon of science with their elegant rings and beautiful silhouettes. Thought to have been invented by Eratosthenes around 255 BC, these instruments consist of a set of graduated rings representing circles on the celestial sphere, such as the meridian, equator, ecliptic horizon, tropics, and colures. With an armillary sphere, one could track the path of the sun for any given day of the year or determine a star’s coordinates. The brass sphere at the center of the armillary represents the Earth.
These reproductions of European Demonstrational Armillary Spheres show relationships among important lines and points in the sky such as The Celestial Equator, the Celestial Poles, the Ecliptic and the Vernal Equinox. The ecliptic rings are divided with the signs of the zodiac. The rims of the armillary spheres are marked “A PARIS Chez G. Gobille a P Ache Royalle.” These armillary spheres are solid brass with a rich antique patina finish that will not tarnish or show fingerprints. The heavy solid brass base is mounted on turned solid hardwood, and the bottom is covered with felt.
Engraved brass tabletop globe is a must-have addition to any decor, Base is mounted on turned solid. Made of brass and Wood. Excellent retro design. Decorative Collectible Armillary spheres or globes have become an icon of science with their elegant rings and beautiful silhouettes. Inner Sphere is spin and movable Brass sphere at the center of the armillary represents Earth, Gorgeous tabletop reproduction is manufactured. Perfect for a desk or shelf.
The Medium Sized Brass Demonstrational Armillary Sphere 9 1/4 inches tall, 5 3/8 inches in diameter, and weighs 1.8 pounds (0.8 kg).
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Unique! – Very Nice! Sold as shown in photos.
Comes from High end Estate Auction and shows character marks of age and use, i.e. patina, pitting, rust, and dust.
It is in very good overall condition for it's age. No visible chips or cracks. No visible missing parts, damage and no repairs.
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