3rd Nov, 2015 12:00

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

 
  Lot 194
 

194

A 2IN. REFRACTING TABLE TABLE TELESCOPE BY...

A 2IN. REFRACTING TABLE TABLE TELESCOPE BY JESSE RAMSDEN, LONDON, CIRCA 1790
signed on top of the 25½in. lacquered brass tube Je Ramsden London, lens cap, focus wheel adjustment, three interchangeable threaded eyepieces with dust-slides or solar filter, folding tripod stand (possibly associated), contained within fitted wooden box of issue

Sold for £930
Estimated at £600 - £800

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
Optically and mechanically in good condition; the stand may be original to the instrument but is secured by four modern screws with the original holes unaligned and unused - possibly the original thumb screws were lost and this clumsy but serviceable expedient was used - as the stand is of the right type and quality and fits the case, it might be correct. The lid is split along entire length and is detached above hinge.

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 2IN. REFRACTING TABLE TABLE TELESCOPE BY JESSE RAMSDEN, LONDON, CIRCA 1790
signed on top of the 25½in. lacquered brass tube Je Ramsden London, lens cap, focus wheel adjustment, three interchangeable threaded eyepieces with dust-slides or solar filter, folding tripod stand (possibly associated), contained within fitted wooden box of issue