The longitudinal brass ring is engraved: ‘The Gift of Edmond Sexton, Viscount Pery to his daughter, the Honourable Frances Calvert. 1806’.
The firm of G. F. Cruchley specialised in retailing globes with their updated papers. The mahogany stand with original compass by Cary was one of their more expensive models; the retail price of this model in the early 19th century was £19 19s, a considerable sum of money at the time. (The average weekly wage of a skilled worker in 1806 was £1 10s.)
Note: The compass is original to the globe; there are restorations to the turned supports.
Literature: Elly Decker, Globes at Greenwich, London 1999, p. 51.
Edmund Sexton, Viscount Pery, Limerick, Ireland.
Frances Calvert, Hertfordshire, England.
G. F. Cruchley, 81 Fleet Street, London, England.
Private collection, England.
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