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Benjamin Rittenhouse Surveyor's Compass

Auction:
3230M
Lot:
370
Sold for:
$6,150$5,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3230M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 12, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Benjamin Rittenhouse Surveyor's Compass, c. 1786, 6-in. engraved silvered dial with fleur-de-lis representing north, eight-point floral engraved rose reading "Benjamin Rittenhouse/Fecit 1786," with outkeeper, and a needle lifter below, lg. 15 in.
Estimate $2,500-3,000

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Keywords

Art genres, Circumferentor, Compass, Decorative arts, Fleur-de-lis, Visual arts