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Ebony, Brass, and Ivory Octant

Auction:
2482
Lot:
257
Sold for:
$889$750

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 08, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Ebony, Brass, and Ivory Octant, "Samuel Breck," probably England, late 18th century, with inset ivory scale graduated from -5 to 94 degrees, and ivory maker's plaque engraved "SAMUEL BRECK," brass index arm with engraved drum, lance, arrow, scrolled foliage, and an ivory vernier, two pinhole sights, three shades, two mirrors, (loss to one mirror), 18 1/4 x 14 3/4 in.
Estimate $400-600

Keywords

Samuel Breck, United Kingdom, Celestial navigation, Ebony, Measuring instruments, Octant

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