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Jacob Quincy Green-painted Surveyor's Compass

Auction:
2890M
Lot:
303
Sold for:
$554$450

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2890M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 29, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Jacob Quincy Green-painted Surveyor's Compass, New York, 18th century, 5 1/4-in. printed paper dial with fleur-de-lis representing north, and printer's address Callender St. Boston, cartouche in center reading: N. York Made by Jacob Quincy., cardinal points in a star formation, outer scale divided in four quadrants 0-90, two sighting vanes, and tripod mount, lg. 10 1/2 in.
Estimate $200-250

label has loss from North East to South around outer edge scale, lacking glass and needle


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

Jacob Quincy Green-painted, Jacob Quincy, York, Cartouche, Circumferentor, Compass, Fleur-de-lis, Quincy, Quincy, Massachusetts