Cordys

7-inch radius lacquered brass curved pattern framed sextant

Estimate: $650 - $1,000


Lot Description

7-inch radius lacquered brass curved pattern framed sextant, circa 1920, marked on the arc 'T. L. Ainsley, South Shields' (opposite Tynemouth), rosewood handle, polished brass and inlaid silver scale from -5º to 155º, silver vernier divided 0-10 with swivel magnifier, milled screw adjuster and clamp, 4 shades (green, amber, red, red), 3 horizon shades (green, amber, red), fitted in square mahogany box with 7" and two 3" telescopes, red shade eyepiece and pair of en suite sextant binoculars marked 'H.Hughes & Son, 59 Fenchurch St, London'. Provenance: The H.N.E Sheppard Estate Collection.