Antique scientific instruments and models

Antique scientific instruments and globes, which are not only practical but also hold great aesthetic value, take us back to the early cabinets of curiosities in scientific history. Auctioned twice a year at the Palais Dorotheum are medical equipment and models, pharmaceutical equipment, microscopes, telescopes, binoculars and other optical instruments, physical testing and demonstration models, scales and weights, meteorological instruments and equipment, timekeeping (sundials and compasses) as well as surveying (geodesy), ivory models, machine and ship models, globes and planetaria. 

Our expert would be pleased to offer you a free, non-binding consultation. 

Fri, 9.00am - 1.00pm
Ground floor room 7 
+43-1-515 60-269 

Current auctions

Auction Date

28.09.2016 - 17:00


23.09. - 28.09.2016

Palais Dorotheum Wien


Simon Weber-Unger

Simon Weber-Unger
Tel. +43-1-515 60-269

Selected aution results

A Ptolemaic armillary sphere
A Ptolemaic armillary sphere

by Christian Carl Schindler
€ 306.000


by L.Ch. Desnos
€ 51.540

Steam Locomotive 1850
Steam Locomotive 1850

€ 55.200