AUCTION : 0518


Clock, Watch, Jewelry, Nautical Instruments & Antiques Auction

Clocks & Clockmaker's Shop featuring rare French Industrial Series
Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:30am: LOTS 1 - 598
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am. Limited Watch Preview Extended Until 12pm.

Precision Timepieces, Important Watches, Nautical Instruments, Marine Clocks, Jewelry & Antiques
Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 10am: LOTS 599 - 1192
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am & Sunday, May 20 at 8am to 9:45am 

The Manchester Downtown Hotel (formerly the Radisson Hotel), Manchester, NH

Lot#: 682

DESCRIPTION: John Lilley & Son, London, mariner's octant or reflecting quadrant, 11.75 inch radius, ebony frame with brass arm and fittings, threaded pencil cap and inlaid name plate on the crossbar reading "Lilley * London", inlaid graduated arc reading -5 to 100, vernier scale marked from 0 to 20 arc minutes, knurled brass tangent and locking screws, three sun shades (one green and two red), back sight vane with one hole, and forsight vane with two pinholes and swiveling red glass shutter, all in a stepped oak keystone box that has been painted green.
CONDITION: Instrument appears to be complete. The brass has some tarnish and fingerprints from years of use. Mirrors are present but silvering has deteriorated some, especially around the edges. Solid wood frame and legible inlays. Oak case has an old coat of green paint and some of the brass hardware has been replaced.
ESTIMATE: $500 - $700
CIRCA: 1825
DIMENSIONS: 14.5in x 13.5in x 4in