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Lot #20
DepartmentInstrument
Low Estimate$1,200.00
High Estimate$1,800.00
Last UpdatedMay 20, 2019

Description

CASED OCTANT OWNED BY A NANTUCKET RESIDENT Mid-19th Century
Ebonized frame with brass fittings and ivory degree scale. Ivory nameplate marked RMC Nantucket". Wedge-shaped mahogany case painted "Robert McCleave" on top. According to accompanying research material, McCleave was a Nantucket resident and other items belonging to him are now in the Nantucket Historical Association collection. Case height 4.5". Length 15". Width 13.5"."

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