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Dollond Mahogany and Brass Telescope

Auction:
2946M
Lot:
992
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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2946M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 28, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Dollond Mahogany and Brass Telescope, London, 19th century, tabletop instrument with a 54-in. tapered mahogany scope with brass eyepiece and collar marked Dollond London, fine adjustment knob, all resting on an associated lacquered brass base with adjustable feet, counterweights, and horizontal mount, ht. 17 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

barrel has a 6-in. fine split, base a latter addition.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

London, Astronomy, Dollond, Equipment, Eyepiece, Fellows of the Royal Society, Opticians, Optics, Telescopes