Tue, 30th Apr 2019 11:00

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

 
  Lot 197
 

197

A FINE 4IN. RADIUS SURVEYING SEXTANT BY TROUGHTON & SIMMS, PRESENTED TO GENTLEMAN CADET WILLIAM E. WARRAND BY THE EAST INDIA COMPANY, JUNE 1849

Estimated at £2,000 - £3,000


Condition report

Fine and very original condition, good lacquer to frame and strong scale; presumably pillar support was separate as no obvious missing spaces in case, so may have been an option declined by this officer?

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A FINE 4IN. RADIUS SURVEYING SEXTANT BY TROUGHTON & SIMMS, PRESENTED TO GENTLEMAN CADET WILLIAM E. WARRAND BY THE EAST INDIA COMPANY, JUNE 1849

the lacquered brass diamond-pattern frame signed on the arc as per title and the inset silvered scale divided to 160°, vernier with magnifier, mirrors, four shades, threaded ebony handle, contained within fitted keystone box of issue with tubes and filters, the lid with presentation plate inscribed to Warrand, from the Court of Directors for the East India Company -- 8¼in. (21cm.) diam

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

 

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