Tue, 30th Apr 2019 11:00

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

 
  Lot 199
 

199

AN EXCEPTIONAL 8IN. RADIUS VERNIER SEXTANT BY WILLIAM DOLLOND, LONDON, CIRCA 1860

Estimated at £1,000 - £1,500


 

AN EXCEPTIONAL 8IN. RADIUS VERNIER SEXTANT BY WILLIAM DOLLOND, LONDON, CIRCA 1860

the lacquered brass and partially oxidised T-frame retaining most of its original finish, the arc signed Dollond London and inscribed Silver above '70' with inset scale divided to 145°, vernier with magnifier on horizontal tangent screw adjustment, and glass light diffuser, braced index arm, mirrors and seven shades on oxidised frame section, handle with stand clamp accessory and three pin feet, contained within fitted keystone box of issue with complete accessories including five eyepieces, filter and pin, with maker's label inside lid, and securing hook -- 14in. (36cm.) diameter

William Dollond (1834–1893) was the last of this famous family of makers and, upon his retirement in 1871, a dispersal sale was held on the premises by Winstanley & Horwood at which the contents were sold from the 8th of August in a sale lasting several days. The outstanding original condition of this instrument suggests it may have been part of this sale.

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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