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April 20, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

Master Compagnon Varloper or Jointer Plane

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Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3093MLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: April 20, 2018 10:00AM


Master Compagnon Varloper or Jointer Plane, c. 1871, 22 1/2-in. fruitwood body with a stylized head of a dolphin with a looped handle terminating in a carved flower or tail, two inset bone dots or points marking its ownership by a Freemason, and the engraved initials "A/T."

Literature: L'outil et le Compagnon, pp. 138-39; Codes & Symbols of European Tools, pp. 42, 63.

Note: According to Jean Claude Peretz, a journeyman who has not completed his Tour de France must sign his tools with only two points.
Provenance: The property of Laurent Adamowicz.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

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Jean Claude Peretz, Laurent Adamowicz