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August Lingke & Co. Mahogany Cased Assayer's Kit

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
422
Sold for:
$2,214$1,800

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

Description:

August Lingke & Co. Mahogany Cased Assayer's Kit, Freiberg, Germany, c. 1865, the dovetailed case with hinged lid having a label reading in part Augult Lingke & Co. in Freiberg, the upper fitted velvet-lined tray with bone scale marked as above and a collection of instruments, second layer reveals a hinged box with a selection of tools and instruments, the third layer having the platform and brass balance scale in a fitted box, the lower section with colorless glass jars holding appropriate chemicals for the testing of ore and minerals, wd. 11 3/4 x dp. 8 3/4 x ht. 7 3/4 in.
Estimate $2,000-4,000

a few instruments and tools missing


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

Freiberg, August Lingke & Co., Germany, Augult Lingke & Co., appropriate chemicals