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Megary Surveyor's Compass

Auction:
3035M
Lot:
251
Sold for:
$1,476$1,200

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3035M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 27, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

Megary Surveyor's Compass, New York, first half 19th century, lacquered brass instrument with a 4-in. silvered dial with engraved floral center and fleur-de-lis representing north, engraved in script "Megary New York," blued-steeled needle, outer divided scale, all housed in the original mahogany box, lg. 11 in.
Estimate $300-500


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

Architecture, Arts, Circumferentor, Compass, Fleur-de-lis, Qibla compass, Visual arts