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Antique Brass Czech Orrery Astronomical Instruments Made by Jan Felkl in 1870



Antique brass orrery planetarium made for the German market by Jan Felkl Prag in the second half of the nineteenth century. Cast iron base, papier mâché´ globe, with detailed territorial map and oceanic currents. Very good condition. Measures: Length 75 cm - 29.5 inch, height 48 cm - 18.8 inch, width 28 cm - 11 inch. Shipping in insured by Lloyd's London and the gift box is free (look at the last picture). Jan Felkl (1817-1878) was born in Bohemia and already in 1840 he had designed some globes in 6 different sizes. During the following 20 years he became the biggest maker of globes in market Austro-Hungarian, making terrestrial and celestial globes in 17 different languages, lunar globes and planetaria. Felkl showed his globes at international fairs in 1867 in Paris and in 1873 in Vienna. He established his Geographic and lithographic Institute in Prague for Making globes and maps. In 1870 he moved his factory from Prague to Roztok and his youngest son became his partner in the firm now named Felkl & Son, making globes and selling them all over the Europe and also in the Usa. Shipping is insured by Lloyd's London; our gift box is free (look at the last picture).


  • Creator
    Jan Felkl (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 18.9 in. (48 cm)Width: 29.53 in. (75 cm)Depth: 11.03 in. (28 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    Mid-Late 19th Century
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Milan, IT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1020224488162

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Milan, Italy
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