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  • Carlo Ponti Highly Carved and Ebonized Walnut Megalethoscope and Table

    Lot: 1301
    Unsold  

    Carlo Ponti Highly Carved and Ebonized Walnut Megalethoscope and Table, c. 1865-70, the viewer with carved floral and stippled designs throughout, four panels carved in high relief with Venetian ...

  • Mother-of-pearl-inlaid Mercury Wheel Barometer

    Lot: 1364
    Sold for: $625$500

    Mother-of-pearl-inlaid Mercury Wheel Barometer, 19th century, arch-top case with floral and swan inlay, mercury thermometer in throat, silvered barometer dial marked "Cairns/Optician/13 Waterloo ...

  • Small Two-sided "H.A. Moody" Optician Trade Sign

    Lot: 950
    Sold for: $1,230$1,000

    Small Two-sided "H.A. Moody" Optician Trade Sign, America, 19th century, the gilt frame with lenses lettered "H.A. MOODY OPTICIAN," wd. 23 3/4 in. ...

  • Husbands & Clarke Compound Binocular Microscope

    Lot: 418
    Sold for: $984$800

    Husbands & Clarke Compound Binocular Microscope, Bristol, England, c. 1860, lacquered brass instrument with damascening with course and fine rack-and-pinion focusing, square pillar, Y-shaped base ...

  • Cox Marine Stick Barometer

    Lot: 434
    Sold for: $308$250

    Cox Marine Stick Barometer, Devonport, England, mahogany case with hinged dial door opening to reveal the engraved bone scale and thermometer, plaque above reads "Cox/Optician/Devonport," thin waist ...

  • Camera Lucida and a Claude Glass

    Lot: 1392
    Sold for: $185$150

    Camera Lucida and a Claude Glass, 19th century, first engraved "Morean optician/10 rue de Leine, Paris," both housed in their original velvet-lined case. Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments ...

  • Miniature Shagreen-cased Silver Spyglass and Necessaire

    Lot: 280
    Unsold  

    Miniature Shagreen-cased Silver Spyglass and Necessaire, Thomas Ribright, 1720-80, instrument comprised of two optical slide covers, ocular end engraved "Ribright Optician Fecit London," interior ...

  • Complete Newton & Co. 10-inch Ebony Quadrant

    Lot: 283
    Sold for: $1,230$1,000

    Complete Newton & Co. 10-inch Ebony Quadrant, South Fleet Street, London, pierced ebony frame with brass index arm, vernier and lock-down screw, cross bar plaque reads "Newton & Co. S.Fleet St. ...

  • Joseph Somalvico & Co. 10-inch Ebony Octant

    Lot: 284
    Sold for: $308$250

    Joseph Somalvico & Co. 10-inch Ebony Octant, London, 19th century, ebony frame brass index arm, horizon mirror, sunshades and eyepiece, cross bar plaque reading "Josh. Somalvico & Co. Opticians ...

  • 19th Century Gimbaled Mahogany Mercury Stick Barometer

    Lot: 297
    Sold for: $984$800

    19th Century Gimbaled Mahogany Mercury Stick Barometer, carved mushroom-shaped top above the convex glass enclosing canted engraved scales marked "AlexR Allexande/Optician/Exeter," vernier knob, and ...

  • Louis XVI-style Gilt and Painted Wall Barometer

    Lot: 501
    Sold for: $369$300

    Louis XVI-style Gilt and Painted Wall Barometer, France, 20th century, signed "R. Masson optician a Paris rue de Seine," dial with floral decoration, thermometer above, ht. 37 1/2, wd. 11 1/4 in. ...

  • Carl Zeiss Jena Pocket Microscope

    Lot: 581
    Sold for: $369$300

    Carl Zeiss Jena Pocket Microscope, retailed by Devaux, opticians, chrome-plated scope marked as above, with three interchangeable eyepieces that lock onto the adjustable pillar, base with a 1 ...

  • Large Steel "Opticians" Trade Sign

    Lot: 404
    Sold for: $246$200

    Large Steel "Opticians" Trade Sign, ht. 58 1/2, wd. 29 1/2 in. ...

  • I.P. Cutts Lacquered Brass Compound Microscope

    Lot: 241
    Sold for: $2,337$1,900

    I.P. Cutts Lacquered Brass Compound Microscope, Sheffield, England, 19th century, 7 1/2-in. long screw-mount main tube, triangular pillar engraved "I.P. Cutts Sheffield" on one side and "Opticians ...

  • Three 19th Century Hygrometers

    Lot: 356
    Sold for: $431$350

    Three 19th Century Hygrometers, London, an ivorine double scale signed at the top "Mason's Hygrometer/C.W. Dixey Optician to the Queen/3 New Bond St./London," with brass mount and lid attachment ...

  • Chevalier Optician Mercury Wall Barometer

    Lot: 445
    Sold for: $154$125

    Chevalier Optician Mercury Wall Barometer, Paris, 19th century, white-washed wooden board reading "Chevalier Opticien 35 Rue de Passy 35 Paris," with metric scale stick barometer, and Celsius ...

  • Thirteen Continental Personal and Smoking Accessories

    Lot: 483
    Sold for: $984$800

    Thirteen Continental Personal and Smoking Accessories, 19th and early 20th century, three boxes: one rectangular, ebonized and inlaid, lg. 2 1/2, one carved rectangular form with armorial on lid, ...

  • Cary & Co. 5-inch Cased Celestial Globe

    Lot: 968
    Sold for: $400$325

    Cary & Co. 5-inch Cased Celestial Globe, London, retailed by George Lee & Son Opticians, 33 The Hard, Portsmouth, cartouche reading Cary & Co. Makers to the Admiralty 7 Pall Mall London, brass ...

  • Two 19th Century Brass Gyroscopes

    Lot: 987
    Sold for: $246$200

    Two 19th Century Brass Gyroscopes, one with black lacquered L-shaped arm mounted to a mahogany base with plaque reading Newton & Co. Opticians London; the other in a mahogany case (lacking the ...

  • Charles W. Dixey Proportional Dividers

    Lot: 1041
    Sold for: $185$150

    Charles W. Dixey Proportional Dividers, New Bond Street, Optician to the Queen, nickel silver instrument with steel points, scales on each edge and engraved as above, lg. 6 1/2 in. ...

  • Chevalier Optician Mercury Wall Barometer

    Lot: 403
    Unsold  

    Chevalier Optician Mercury Wall Barometer, Paris, 19th century, painted wood plaque reading Chevalier Opticien 35 Rue de Passy 35 Paris, with metric scale stick barometer and Celsius alcohol ...

  • F.L. West Cased "Society of Arts" Monocular Microscope

    Lot: 407
    Sold for: $338$275

    F.L. West Cased "Society of Arts" Monocular Microscope, London, c. 1860, lacquered brass instrument with rack-and-pinion course and fine focusing, mechanical stage, plano/convex mirror, multiple ...

  • Mechanical Slide Orrery No. 1

    Lot: 227
    Sold for: $215$175

    Mechanical Slide Orrery No. 1, Wilkinson Optician, Sunderland, 19th century, mahogany plank having a pierced geared wheel showing the planets, and is turned by a threaded handle allowing the planets ...

  • 12-inch Celestial Globe Marked T. Harris & Son

    Lot: 312
    Sold for: $677$550

    12-inch Celestial Globe Marked T. Harris & Son, 19th century, with longitude and latitude lines, cartouche reading in part Improved Celestial Globe T. Harris and Son. Optician, Belfast, classical ...

  • Three Advertising Clocks

    Lot: 1297
    Sold for: $584$475

    Three Advertising Clocks, Coca Cola, Ever-Ready Razors, and Opticians, the Coca-Cola a Gilbert store regulator in a red-stained case, paper label on the back, printed paper dial marked Coca Cola, ...

  • Carved Walnut Admiral Fitzroy's Barometer

    Lot: 1309
    Sold for: $554$450

    Carved Walnut Admiral Fitzroy's Barometer, America, late 19th century, the Gothic-style case showing the rise and fall in barometric pressure, the atmosphere and temperature bearing the label "Pike ...

  • Dudley Adams 18-inch Terrestrial Globe

    Lot: 423
    Sold for: $6,150$5,000

    Dudley Adams 18-inch Terrestrial Globe, c. 1798, twenty-four printed gores on plaster sphere and cartouche reading in part: Britanniarum REGI Augustissimo GEORGIO TERTIO., Made by D. ADAMS, Globe ...

  • Enameled Optician Thermometer

    Lot: 1220
    Sold for: $1,845$1,500

    Enameled Optician Thermometer, France, the enameled dial reading Hazebrouco Ingenieur Opticien 16, rue de la Paix, 16 Paris, with raised numerals, Fahrenheit and centigrade scales, pierced cast iron ...

  • Two Multi-draw Spyglasses

    Lot: 302
    Sold for: $523$425

    Two Multi-draw Spyglasses, 19th century, a four-draw mahogany barrel spyglass marked Jas. Bafsnett Liverpool, the other with a leather-bound barrel and three-draw marked Theobald, Optician, 20 ...

  • J.B. Dancer Ebonized and Quarter-sawn Oak Wheel Barometer

    Lot: 316
    Sold for: $540$450

    J.B. Dancer Ebonized and Quarter-sawn Oak Wheel Barometer, Manchester, England, c. 1880, the pitch pediment top sitting on six ebonized supports, above the two turned columns flanking the silvered ...