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    Sale 2818

    European Noble and Private Collections

    31 March - 1 April 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 85

    A DANISH GILT-BRASS MOUNTED AND ENGRAVED GLASS TELL-TALE HANGING COMPASS

    CIRCA 1800

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    A DANISH GILT-BRASS MOUNTED AND ENGRAVED GLASS TELL-TALE HANGING COMPASS
    CIRCA 1800
    The 15.2 cm (6 inch) diameter engraved card signed with monogram OPM, set on a turned brass pin fixed to the base of the engraved glass bowl inscribed Capit: Martinus Andresen/Hanna Andresen 1800 and with a pastoral scene of a woman with two children and the letter L, the crown-shaped brass lid with gimbal suspension
    23 cm. high


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    A tell-tale compass is an upturned compass, suspended from the ceiling of a cabin, allowing a captain or other officer to check the course of a ship without going to the deck.

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