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Negretti & Zambra

Information about barometer makers Negretti & Zambra

Negretti & Zambra was a partnership formed by Enrico Negretti and Joseph Zambra. They were the most prolific makers of barometers in the mid 19th Century.

Negretti & Zambra took over the business of the leading barometer maker of the period, John Frederick Newman, in 1862.

They are recorded as working at various addresses in London from 1850 and were instrument-makers to both Queen Victoria and the Prince Consort.

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Lot MA13/164: Negretti & Zambra Ltd, London, An Anodised Brass and Leather Mounted Four Draw Telescope

Negretti & Zambra Ltd, London, an anodised brass and leather mounted four draw telescope, No 48548, contained in a leather carrying case.

Estimate: £80 - £100
Realised: £120

Lot FS15/704

Lot FS15/704: Negretti & Zambra, London - A Large and Impressive Carved Oak Gothic Barometer

Negretti & Zambra, London - a large and impressive carved oak Gothic barometer, with historic figures mounted within the canted corners either side of the silvered barometer dial and seated lions below, with a further figure of an angel standing below the dial, with a thermometer set within the trunk, signed 'Negretti & Zambra, Scientific Instrument Makers to Her Majesty', height: 158cm * Negretti & Zambra, a partnership formed by Enrico Negretti and Joseph Zambra, are recorded as working at various addresses in London from 1850 and were the most prolific makers of barometers at this time having taken over the business of the leading maker John Frederick Newman in 1862. They were instrument-makers to Queen Victoria and the Prince Consort.

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500
Realised: £1,950