Tue, 30th Apr 2019 11:00

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

 
  Lot 180
 

180

A 2¾IN. REFLECTING LIBRARY TELESCOPE BY JAMES SHORT, LONDON, CIRCA 1758

Sold for £5,952
Estimated at £800 - £1,200

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


Condition report

Lacquer worn to top of tube; mirrors appear bright and intact; mechanically sound.

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 2¾IN. REFLECTING LIBRARY TELESCOPE BY JAMES SHORT, LONDON, CIRCA 1758

signed and numbered on the back-plate JAMES SHORT LONDON 255/1123 = 9.6, the 13in. lacquered brass tube with pinhole sights to top, rack-and-pinion focus, threaded blanking nut, dust cover, speculum main and secondary mirrors, attached to folding tripod stand and contained within mahogany box of issue with two threaded eyepieces -- 4½ x 19 x 9in. (11.5 x 48 x 23cm.)

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

 

Viewing

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Sunday, 28th April
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Monday, 29th April
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Tuesday, 30th April
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