1st May, 2013 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Excellent)

 
  Lot 219
 

219

A FINE 7IN. RADIUS BRIDGE-FRAMED VERNIER...

A FINE 7IN. RADIUS BRIDGE-FRAMED VERNIER SEXTANT BY JESSE RAMSDEN, LONDON, NO. 1226, CIRCA 1794
with lacquered-brass frame signed at the apex Ramsden London and numbered '1226' behind, the inset silvered scale divided to 130°, Vernier with lateral adjusting telescope, bridge-frame supporting adjustable sighting tube socket, mirrors and six shades and threaded hardwood handle, contained in fitted keystone box with tubes -- 10 x 11½in. (25.5 x 29cm.)

Sold for £8,680
Estimated at £2,000 - £3,000

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
Instrument appears basically complete. However, there is one niche within the box which does not have a component (possibly the vernier magnifier which is still in situ?), otherwise the instrument appears to be in fine overall condition. Box has shrinkage crack to the lid and small section missing under the veneer on the hinge side.

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 FINE 7IN. RADIUS BRIDGE-FRAMED VERNIER SEXTANT BY JESSE RAMSDEN, LONDON, NO. 1226, CIRCA 1794
with lacquered-brass frame signed at the apex Ramsden London and numbered '1226' behind, the inset silvered scale divided to 130°, Vernier with lateral adjusting telescope, bridge-frame supporting adjustable sighting tube socket, mirrors and six shades and threaded hardwood handle, contained in fitted keystone box with tubes -- 10 x 11½in. (25.5 x 29cm.)