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Vintage 20th Century Ptolemaic Armillary Made in Italy 14.5″

$128.00

Vintage 20th century decorative armillary; with the earth as its center, this is a Ptolemaic armillary.  The metal rings or framework represent the principal circles of the heavens.  It features the signs of the zodiac, and the months of the year and points of the compass in Latin.  The stand is made of wood and the rest is made of metal.  The central earth globe feels like leather, but may be wood covered in paper (as is the outermost ring).  The paper label on the underside reads “Olde World Globe, Made in Italy, P I.”  The armillary was invented separately–if something can be invented twice–first in ancient China possibly as early as the 4th century BC, and later in ancient Greece during the 3rd century BC, with later uses in the Islamic world and Medieval Europe.  This is a great decorative piece for an office, library or shelf styling.  See below for dimensions and condition.  

 

 

 

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APPROX. DIMENSIONS: 14.5″ tall x 10″ wide x 8″ deep

CONDITION: Very good preowned vintage condition; there’s oxidation throughout on the metal pieces, a small tear on the paper covering the outermost ring (see photos), and a scuffed area along the edge of the base seen in the lead photo, left side.  None of these detract from appearance.

SHIPPING: $15 flat rate shipping for street addresses within contiguous United States.

A WORD ABOUT VINTAGE: Our inventory consists of vintage or antique items which are more than 20 years old, usually used or pre-owned, unless marked “new old stock.”  As such, there may be signs of wear and age, which we will disclose to the best of our ability.  Nevertheless, we encourage you to carefully read the description and view the photos, especially when purchasing a gift.  All items ship with tracking and insurance, and although we do not accept returns, we will offer a refund in case of breakage or damage during transit, upon receipt of sufficient proof. 

Thank you for shopping at AlegriaCollection–and please visit the rest of my shop here:

https://www.vintage-keepers.com/shops/alegriacollection/

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    Wonderful experience, meticulous packaging!

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