Sold for £1,240
Estimated at £1,200 - £1,500
(Please note the sold price includes buyer's premium at 24%)
Top lid missing but retains hinges; ?scorch mark at 'IIII'; runs well.
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 BROCKBANK, ATKINS & MOORE, LONDON, CIRCA 1880
the 4in. silvered dial signed as per title and numbered 2148, gold spade hands with blued steel secondaries, movement mounted within spotted plates stamped on edge 5259, chain fusée to Earnshaw escapement, bi-metallic cut standard balance with blued steel helical spring and jewelled pivot, set within gimballed bowl counter-stamped 5259, contained with tipsy key stamped '5856' within box of issue with ivorine maker's plate, pasted service label dated 1961 and contained in plush-lined guard box with strap, inscribed in pencil by hinge Kaipaki (missing top lid), approximate overall measurements - 10in. (25.5cm.) square
The S.S. Kaipaki was a 7660 ton general purpose cargo ship built in 1939, owned and run by the New Zealand Shipping Co. until sold in 1955 and renamed Westmeath, surviving until 1962 when broken in Antwerp.
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
Ship Models - 250-287
Saturday, 27th April
(12noon - 5pm)
Sunday, 28th April
(12noon - 5pm)
Monday, 29th April
(10am - 5pm)
Tuesday, 30th April
(10am - 11am (limited view only))