Tue, 30th Apr 2019 11:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Hesperus')

 
  Lot 174
 

174

A TWO-DAY MARINE CHRONOMETER BY HEWITT & SON, LONDON, CIRCA 1865

Sold for £2,728
Estimated at £1,500 - £2,500

(Please note the sold price includes buyer's premium at 24%)


Condition report

Movement running well; top lid a little bowed, off-set and faded; stringing a little loose lower right front.

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 TWO-DAY MARINE CHRONOMETER BY HEWITT & SON, LONDON, CIRCA 1865

the 4in. silvered dial signed as per title and numbered 2648, gold hands, movement with spotted plates, standard balance with blued helical balance spring and jewelled detent, and Earnshaw escapement, contained within brass bowl gimbal-mounted within bound coromandel case with tipsy key and inset handles and blank mother-of-pearl to front, three-tier case -- approx. 7in. (18cm.) cubed

Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art ('Hesperus'), Tue, 30th Apr 2019

Pictures and Naval - 1-61

Sailor Art - 65-97

Shipwreck and East India Co. - 100-125

Collectables inc. Rowing, Liner and Fittings - 128-167

Instruments 170-249

Ship Models - 250-287

 

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Sunday, 28th April
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Tuesday, 30th April
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