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FR. J. BERG, Sweden, 19th century | Tellurium

No reserve

ReservesUK: Greenford Park WarehouseVAT applies to buyers outside the UK

Estimate:

800

to
- 1,200 GBP

FR. J. BERG, Sweden, 19th century | Tellurium

FR. J. BERG, Sweden, 19th century | Tellurium

No reserve

Estimate:

800

to
- 1,200 GBP

Lot sold:

1,386

GBP

FR. J. BERG

Sweden, 19th century

Tellurium


brass, printed paper, cast-iron

with a mechanical 2 3/4 in. terrestrial globe made up of eighteen gores, printed Jordglobe etc., white painted moon, cast-iron base with brass candlestick, the astrological paper calendar printed with maker's name and concave reflector, with winding handle to side

44.5cm. by 61cm.; 1ft. 5½in. by 2ft.

Made in Stockholm, circa 1870.

Cast-iron possibly repainted and with losses. Reflector tarnished and verso with painted accession number HS-1264. Globe with losses and lifting to paper. The paper calendar with minor losses to paper and ink. Ingrained dirt to mechanical components below globe.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

‘Please note that where the buyer is from within the UK the lot is sold with no VAT symbol. Where the buyer resides outside the UK the lot is invoiced as if it bore the “†” symbol.’
A tellurium is a mechanical model which is designed to illustrate the relative positions and motions of the Moon and Earth caused by the Earth's rotation on its axis as it orbits the Sun.