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Printed "Chronometer or Time Piece"

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
403
Sold for:
$1,968$1,600

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2724M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 03, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Printed "Chronometer or Time Piece", George Passmore invenit/Henry Burgh Sculpsit, London, c. 1755, the engraved plate marked as above along the lower edge and in the central cartouche A Chronometer. or Time Piece flanked by the moon in full and quarter phases, classical depictions of time, science, and navigation frame openings with recessed manually moveable dials showing months, year, sun rise, sun set, holy days related to Easter, high water at London, and signs of the Zodiac, three tables for lunar and tidal calculations, period ebonized and gilded frame with openings on the reverse to adjust the almanac, ht. 16, wd. 12 in.
Estimate $2,000-4,000

Age consistent imperfections and foxing on paper, appears to be the original frame


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Keywords

London, George Passmore, Henry Burgh Sculpsit, Easter