04-20-2018 04-20-2018
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Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3093M Marlborough
April 20, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

18th Century Compass Plane

Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3093M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: April 20, 2018 10:00AM


18th Century Compass Plane, France, oak body with pistol-grip handle, marked "JBS" on both sides, a highly detailed carved fish decorates the wedge, lg. 10 in.

Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 87.

Note: Images of fish and/or fish bones were depicted on many early Compagnon tools and used to symbolize Christianity.
Provenance: The property of Laurent Adamowicz.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

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Laurent Adamowicz, France