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Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2804M Marlborough
April 25, 2015 10:00AMCalender

Ernst Schotte & Co. Orrery

Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2804M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: April 25, 2015 10:00AM


Ernst Schotte & Co. Orrery, Germany, c. 1870, brass sun ball atop central shaft, nine black-painted iron planetary arms with painted wooden planets and moons on wire arms, Saturn with rings and eight moons, Jupiter with five moons, Mars with two moons, painted blue Earth with its moon, colored circular paper horizon plate reading in part Ernst Schotte & Co. Berlin, W Geographisch artistische Anstalt with Zodiacal and Gregorian calendar, and outer scales, days of the month and seasons, separate smaller subsidiary dial showing days of the month, all resting on a cast iron tulip-form base, geared mechanism with turning handle, ht. 15 1/2 in.
Estimate $15,000-25,000

overall good condition, some paper losses and staining, subsidiary dial lacking hand.

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Ernst Schotte & Co., Germany