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Rare Gimballed Nautical / Mariners Compass c.1850 (1 of 6)
Vavasseur Antiques
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Rare Gimballed Nautical / Mariners Compass c.1850

REF: SI1641 / LA408135
£685
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Description
A rare English antique gimballed mariner's compass in lacquered brass case with push-fit lid. Gimballed mariner's compass comprising hand-drawn 1¾" floating quadrant card with nautical pattern divided in 2 degrees increments, displaying cardinals and intercardinals, fleur-de-lys to North. Card suspended on jewelled pivot, the verso with magnetic bar. All within a lacquered brass bowl set on gimballed mountings and contained within a drum-form case with push fit lid. Inspected, checked and conserved, in very good condition. Jewel intact, card clean, bowl swings easily within gimbals, the card finding horizontal easily. Glass a replacement. Outer case retaining much of its original lacquered finish, marks and patina commensurate with age and use.  A very well-engineered antique compass for the compass collector and connoisseur alike.
measurements
Height:
1.75 in
Diameter:
2.75 in
declaration
Vavasseur Antiques has clarified that the Rare Gimballed Nautical / Mariners Compass c.1850 (LA408135) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1850
condition
In good working order.
location
This Rare Gimballed Nautical / Mariners Compass c.1850 is located in Devon, United Kingdom