Tue, 27th Apr 2021 10:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Untiring)

 
  Lot 184
 

184

A 1½IN. SINGLE-DRAW MARINE TELESCOPE OF CIRCA 1810

Sold for £620
Estimated at £200 - £300

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


Condition report

Telescope is optically fine, lenses need cleaning, objective assembly loose and needs reattaching and lacking dust slide, leather cover slightly shrunk, typical scuffs and staining related to age; surveying instrument dirty but in good overall condition, box has two or three empty compartments.

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 1½IN. SINGLE-DRAW MARINE TELESCOPE OF CIRCA 1810

unsigned, the 22½in. leather-covered tapering wooden tube with single draw and backstop, flared eyecup with dust slide -- 25¼in. (64cm.) (closed); together with a portable level signed RICHER À PARIS contained in a wooden box inscribed inside lid A Moir, securing hooks and carrying handle -- 8¾in. (22cm.) wide

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Provenance: Family hearsay attributes this instrument to John Jervis, Earl St. Vincent, his personal property and thence by descent.

Provenance: By family tradition this telescope was the property of John Jervis, Earl of St. Vincent (1735-1823).

Auction: Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Untiring), Tue, 27th Apr 2021

Mercantile (Sail) 1-123

Mercantile (Steam) 124-166

Naval (Sail) 170-252

Naval (Steam) 255-339

Navigational & Scientific Instruments 340-395

 

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