20th Apr, 2011 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Princess)

 
  Lot 188
 

188

A LARGE DECAGONAL MAHOGANY AND BRASS 1½IN....

A LARGE DECAGONAL MAHOGANY AND BRASS 1½IN. SINGLE-DRAW MARINE TELESCOPE BY NAIRNE & BLUNT, LONDON, CIRCA 1775-80
with finely engraved brass lens slide signed as per title, parallel main tube and tapering eyepiece with dust slide -- 48¼in. (122.5cm.) closed

Edward Nairne was one of the most significant instrument makers of the Georgian period. His impressive list of apprentices includes Jesse Ramsden who went on to eclipse his teacher, and Thomas Blunt with whom he formed a partnership between 1774 and 1793.

Sold for £1,240
Estimated at £800 - £1,200

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


 
A LARGE DECAGONAL MAHOGANY AND BRASS 1½IN. SINGLE-DRAW MARINE TELESCOPE BY NAIRNE & BLUNT, LONDON, CIRCA 1775-80
with finely engraved brass lens slide signed as per title, parallel main tube and tapering eyepiece with dust slide -- 48¼in. (122.5cm.) closed

Edward Nairne was one of the most significant instrument makers of the Georgian period. His impressive list of apprentices includes Jesse Ramsden who went on to eclipse his teacher, and Thomas Blunt with whom he formed a partnership between 1774 and 1793.