Sold for £4,500
Fine overall condition retaining much original lacquer. Scale dulled, rubbing to vertical T-section. Front rim of lid missing.
We are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of this property. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Charles Miller Ltd is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD “AS IS” IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.
A RARE AND HISTORICALLY INTERESTING 4IN. RADIUS POCKET SURVEYING SEXTANT BY JESSE RAMSDEN, LONDON, CIRCA 1794
signed on the T-bar Ramsden London, the arc with chamfered scale directly divided to 130°, vernier with clamp and fine screw adjustment and swivel magnifier, the index arm inscribed Lieut. Col. Twiss, threaded sighting tube arbour, two shades, index mirrors and horizon mirror with adjusting arm and switch, contained within original fitted case of issue -- 6in. (15cm.) wide
Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Venerable), Tue, 24th Nov 2020
Mercantile : 1-98
Naval : 101-179
Instruments : 181-295
Printed catalogues available at £20 (+P&P)
THIS SALE WILL BE CONDUCTED LIVE ONLINE ONLY
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