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October 5, 2018 10:00AMCalender

Étienne Lenoir Lacquered Brass Reflecting Circle No. 33

Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3147M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: October 05, 2018 10:00AM


Étienne Lenoir Lacquered Brass Reflecting Circle No. 33, Paris, 18th century, 11-in. pierced six-arm open circle engraved "Le noir Paris No. 33," scale measurement of 0-720, index arm with vernier and fine adjustment knob, horizon mirror, and shade, the full-length arm with 6-in. telescope with dual adjusting knobs, mirror, sunshades, and vernier, turned walnut handle with brass ferrule, all housed in a dovetailed walnut box.

Note: Lenoir's example no. 10 is in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
Estimate $700-900

old lacquered surface, one height adjustment knob on scope missing, additional sunshades, scope lens needs cleaning (has what appears to be polish) appears to be complete

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Paris, Vernier