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Miniature Brass Sextant

Auction:
2618B
Lot:
1
Sold for:
$2,880$2,400

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2618B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 28, 2012 10:00AM

Description:

Miniature Brass Sextant, by Dollond, London, late 18th - early 19th century, with scale engraved 0-140, sliding index arm marked "Dollond London" with folding magnifier and thumbscrew lock, peephole sight, mirror, shades and folding mahogany handle, in a shagreen case, ht. with handle extended 2 3/8, dia. 2 5/8, case ht. 1 3/8, dia. 3 1/2 in.
Estimate $800-1,200

Keywords

London, Celestial navigation, Dollond, Measuring instruments, Sextant, Shagreen

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