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Circa 1900

TEAR DROP FRAME SEXTANT

Unsigned. A cut brass framed sextant with inlaid silver scale, with brass radius arm, magnifier, two sets of filters, a lignum vitae handle and two additional lenses all within a mahogany box with handles and latches.
Height 9.5". Arc width 9.25". Box height 5". Width 9.75". Length 10.75".
Condition: The absence of a condition report does not imply an object is free of defects. All items may have normal signs of age and wear commensurate with their age; these issues will likely not be mentioned in the condition report. Please contact Eldred's before the auction with any condition questions. Questions about condition will not be answered after purchase. Condition reports are provided as a courtesy, and we are not responsible for any errors or omissions. Important note on frames: Frames are not guaranteed to be in the same condition as they are in the item photograph. Due to handling and shipping, many frames, especially antique ones, are prone to losses. If you have questions about the condition of a frame, please contact us prior to the auction. 

  • Provenance:
    Sotheby's London, Scientific and Medical Instruments Auction, February 1986.
    The Kelton Collection of Marine Art & Artifacts.
  • Exhibited:
    Pacific Asia Museum, Trade & Treasure.

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