Nest Egg Auctions
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Spring 2023 Art, Asian, Tribal & Jewelry

Sat, May 20, 2023 01:00PM EDT
Lot 223

2 Nautical Navigational Devices and Case

Estimate: $500 - $1,000

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$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
One brass double telescope graphometer. Manufacturer unknown. Measuring approximately 10" in width and 8 1/2" in height. One copper/silver reflecting circle with wooden handle. Engraved "S.H. 974" on the index arm, indicating its use by the French Service Hydrographique and suggesting its manufacturer to be Lorieux Lepetit. Measures approximately 10" in height and 10 1/2" in diameter. Both pieces exhibit wear and patina associated with age (the reflecting service moreso, with the measurement numbers are well worn away) and their respective lenses are somewhat foggy. Overall condition is good. Also includes is an irregularly shaped (approximately 14" x 12") empty sextant case which shows its age with wood chipping and cracking in various spots. Still an interesting piece. Keywords: maritime, sailing, boating, antique

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