Octant Brass - United Kingdom XVIII Century

"Stedman London"

Code :  OGANOG0105964

338.00
Octant Brass - United Kingdom XVIII Century

"Stedman London"

Code :  OGANOG0105964

338.00

Octant Brass - United Kingdom XVIII Century - "Stedman London"

Features

"Stedman London"

Time:  XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800

Origin:  Londra, Inghilterra

Main essence:  Ebony

Material:  Brass

Description

Octant with ebony frame and ivory measuring scale, The mirror support and arm are in gilded brass, the latter engraved with phytomorphic motifs. Signed on the arm "Stedman London", name of the producer [Christopher], while in an ivory reserve is engraved "Salvatore Cacace 1780", probably the name of the owner.

Product Condition:
Product that due to age and wear requires restoration and resumption of polishing.

Dimensions (cm):
Height: 7,5
Width: 38
Depth: 45,5

Report issued by  Marco Zaia

Additional Information

Time: XVIII Century - from 1701 to 1800

Main essence: Ebony

Without any doubt it is one of the most precious and appreciated essences ever. Very hard and resistant, it is pleasant to the touch thanks to its smoothness, it is a wood with a typical black color. Being very rare it was traded as a precious metal and frequently forged. Because of its hardness, it is very difficult to work, which is why the term cabinetmaker, which indicates the very skilled craftsman in fine carpentry works, derives from this very essence. In modern times, it was introduced by the Flemings and Germans and immediately enjoyed success with the French. The golden period for Ebony was the Baroque, especially in the Boulle style workings. In general it is widely used in inlays, but also for furniture upholstery, for contrasting effects alongside brass, bronze and tortoiseshell.

Material: Brass

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