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