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Unusual Janet Taylor & Co. Ship's Binnacle

Auction:
3147M
Lot:
287
Sold for:
$3,075$2,500

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

Description:

Unusual Janet Taylor & Co. Ship's Binnacle, London, 19th century, hexagonal pyramid-shaped brass and glass cover enclosing the painted dry card compass with fleur-de-lis representing north and cartouche center marked as above, octagonal walnut base with applied turned half columns and brass bail handles, ht. 21 in.

Note: Janet Taylor, born Jane Ann Ionn, was one of only a very few female mathematicians and astronomers of her time. She founded an academy of astronomy and navigation in the mid-19th century, and also held several patents for navigational instruments.
Estimate $1,000-1,500


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

Janet Taylor & Co., Jane Ann Ionn, Arts, Binnacle, Compass, Fleur-de-lis, Human behavior, Janet Taylor, Visual arts, London