10th May, 2016 12:00

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

 
  Lot 236
 

236

A 2IN. FIVE DRAW MAHOGANY AND BRASS TELESCOPE...

A 2IN. FIVE DRAW MAHOGANY AND BRASS TELESCOPE BY JESSE RAMSDEN, CIRCA 1790
signed by the eyepiece Je. Ramfden, London, with dust slide to eyepiece -- 10¼in. (26cm.) closed; together with a 1½in. three draw example signed Berge London late Ramsden, with leather covered tube, dust slide, lens cap and splash cup -- 9½in. (24cm.) closed
(2)

Sold for £372
Estimated at £300 - £400

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
Both optically fine, Ramsden main lens assembly loose and require re-pinning, missing lens cap, small split from tube end for 1½in.

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. FIVE DRAW MAHOGANY AND BRASS TELESCOPE BY JESSE RAMSDEN, CIRCA 1790
signed by the eyepiece Je. Ramfden, London, with dust slide to eyepiece -- 10¼in. (26cm.) closed; together with a 1½in. three draw example signed Berge London late Ramsden, with leather covered tube, dust slide, lens cap and splash cup -- 9½in. (24cm.) closed
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