circa 1740 - 1750
An exceptional George II mahogany barometer by Batty Storr, York.
The case with arched pediment boldly and crisply carved with moulded edge supporting a carved coronet and above the silvered register plates flanking the exposed tube, bearing the weather indications on the left panel and engraved with the maker’s name, B. Storr / York / fecit at the base, and the pressure scale on the right panel.
The mahogany case enriched with a rope-twist carved edge; the cistern cover profusely and well-carved with icicle, egg and dart and floral motifs.
Batty Storr is registered in Goodison as being born in 1710 and died in 1793.
He worked from Minster Gates in York.
The Storr family was a famous clock making family, mostly Quakers, who originated from Ostwick in East Riding then moved to Summercroft, Selby and later to York. Marmaduke Storr was born in 1667; Batty was his youngest son.
Reference: Goodison, Nicholas. English Barometers 1680-1860. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Antique Collectors Club, revised edition, 1985. Page 362.
Height 112.00cm (44.09 inches)
Width 12.00cm (4.72 inches)
Depth 9.00cm (3.54 inches)
Stock No: 10726