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    Sale 1963

    Maritime Art Including Fine Paintings, Nautical Antiques, Scrimshaw And Ship Models

    30 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 153

    A 19th century marine Chronometer

    SHEPARD & SONS; CIRCA 1878

    Price Realised  

    A 19th century marine Chronometer
    Shepard & Sons; circa 1878
    the 3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) silvered face, signed and numbered Sheperd & Son, Makers to the Royal Navy,53 Leandenhall St. London, 1828., Roman hour numerals, subsidiary seconds and up-and-down dial, gold hands, spotted top-plate, Earnshaw escapement, cut bimetallic balance cylindrical heat compensation weights and peripheral timing screws, and blued steel helical balance spring, spring foot detent, gimballed brass bowl, three-tier brass bound mahogany box with rectangular bakelite plaque inscribed with name and address of maker, flush recessed carrying handles.
    7¾ x 7 x 7 in. (19.7 x 17.8 x 17.8 cm.) box.


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