24 September 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 625
Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
A fine ivory hydrometer
English, first quarter of the 18th century
Boyle-pattern hydrometer, turned ivory, the stem divided 1-12, the lower section unscrews to reveal space for lead shots (missing), in a turned mahogany case comprised of four sections (small repair to stem).
5¾in. (14.5cm.) long in case
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