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Spencer Browning & Rust 12-inch Ebony Octant

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2724M
Lot:
417
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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2724M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 03, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Spencer Browning & Rust 12-inch Ebony Octant, early 19th century, London, with ibone plaque engraved as above, brass index arm with bone vernier, sunshades, and horizon mirror, bone arc with scale from 0-95, all fitted in a dovetailed mahogany keystone box with label reading in part, John Kehew, Nautical Instrument Maker, New Bedford, with a carved bone latching hook.
Estimate $600-800


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

Ebony Octant, Spencer Browning, London, Nautical Instrument Maker