31st Oct, 2012 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Cochrane)

 
  Lot 181
 

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A LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH-CENTURY MARINE...

A LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH-CENTURY MARINE INCLINOMETER, ATTRIBUTED TO JESSE RAMSDEN
the lacquered-brass pendulum indicator with reciprocating upper action mounted on a bedplate engraved with two 30º scales and broad arrow marks, contained within an inverted glazed keystone case for bulkhead mounting -- 22in. (56cm.) high

A near-identical example of this instrument signed by Ramsden was sold at Christie's, South Kensington, 17 November 2004, Sale 9969, lot 210.

Sold for £1,984
Estimated at £500 - £800

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
Apart from some spotting to the vertical part of the bed plate, this instrument appears to be in fine overall condition and has no signs of cleaning, restoration etc.

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 LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH-CENTURY MARINE INCLINOMETER, ATTRIBUTED TO JESSE RAMSDEN
the lacquered-brass pendulum indicator with reciprocating upper action mounted on a bedplate engraved with two 30º scales and broad arrow marks, contained within an inverted glazed keystone case for bulkhead mounting -- 22in. (56cm.) high

A near-identical example of this instrument signed by Ramsden was sold at Christie's, South Kensington, 17 November 2004, Sale 9969, lot 210.