24 September 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,000
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
An English lignum vitae and boxwood backstaff
the large arc divided 0°-25° and on the higher lattice scale 65°-90° with stamped decorations, the smaller arc numbered on top and outside edge 0°-60°, with sights and vane carrying 'WH', or possibly 'HM', stamped within a diamond, serial number 13 to underside (some repairs).
25in. (63.5cm.) long
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Please note that the sights and vanes are modern.
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