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Antique French Metal/ Copper Figural Barometer
This charming little fellow stands holding a small barometer. He dates from 1900-1910 and comes from Paris.
The cherub is delightful with tiny little wings and delicately outstretched hands. He has a reflective look on his face as if contemplating the temperature displayed. He stands on a little base with four curvy feet. The figure is made of a mixture of hard metals (laiton) which have been accented in copper and brass (to give a bit of reflective shimmer to highlighted areas of the figure.
The barometer is working, measuring the hot temperatures of summer in North Carolina as I write this. It measures: 6" tall (total), 4" tall (cherub alone),the bottom diameter is 2 1/2", the barometer itself is 2 and 3/4" tall. It has passed the many years of time and use in very good and solid condition.
It is an unusual small piece, perfect for desks or small tables.