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Portfire Stock

Auction:
2908T
Lot:
1069
Sold for:
$160$130

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2908T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 21, 2016 12:00PM

Description:

Portfire Stock, c. early 19th century, turned wooden stock with copper band on the top, copper band on the bottom, and an iron spike, overall lg. 25 1/2 in.
Estimate $200-300

Some dings, nicks, and a few cracks in the wood but in good condition.


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

Building materials, Copper, Copper extraction techniques, Dietary minerals, Iron, Transition metals