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Rittenhouse & Potts Vernier Compass

Auction:
3093M
Lot:
657
Sold for:
$5,535$4,500

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

Description:

Rittenhouse & Potts Vernier Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, first quarter 19th century, 5 1/4-in. engraved silver dial with eight-point rose and fleur-de-lis representing north, raised central boss reading "Rittenhouse and Potts," blued-steel needle with brass lifter, and outer ring calibrated 0-90 in four quadrants, vernier, and screw-mount sights, lg. 14 in.
Estimate $2,000-3,000


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

Philadelphia, Arts, Compass, Culture, Fleur-de-lis, Islamic culture, Qibla compass, Rittenhouse, Salat, Vernier, Visual arts