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English Barometer in Carved Black Forest Frame
Thus item is a fabulous WALNUT BLACK FOREST ENGLISH BAROMETER. This has so much going for it. It's large, measuring 12 1/2" in diameter. It features a beautiful porcelain face with good, bright graphics and detail, an open escapement in beautiful like new condition and a fantastic frame. The barometer is marked "PIDDUCK, HANLEY. Pidduck was an English watch, clock and instrument company in Stoke-on Trent, England. The frame was most likely made in Switzerland and Pidduck then added the works. This was a somewhat common arrangement between Black Forest carvers and retailers. The frame features typical black forest elements including leaves, vines, acorns, etc. and is in superb condition. The barometer is in good working order.
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