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French School, 18th Century      Six Vues d'Optique

French School, 18th Century Six Vues d'Optique

Auction:
3234B
Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - Apr 13, 2019
Lot:
521
Sold for:
$615$500

French School, 18th Century Six Vues d'Optique of European Gardens and Villas Identified within the plates, most signed "chez Basset" within the plates l.r. Hand-colored engravings, sight sizes More ...

Unusual W. & L.E. Gurley Pocket Railroad Compass with Telescope

Unusual W. & L.E. Gurley Pocket Railroad Compass with Telescope

Auction:
3230M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Apr 12, 2019
Lot:
327
Sold for:
$2,460$2,000

Unusual W. & L.E. Gurley Pocket Railroad Compass with Telescope, c. 1876-78, 5-in. silvered compass dial marked with maker's name, internal vernier and spirit levels, folding sighting vanes with an More ...

Rare W. & L.E. Gurley Engineer's Transit with Theodolite Axis

Rare W. & L.E. Gurley Engineer's Transit with Theodolite Axis

Auction:
3230M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Apr 12, 2019
Lot:
341
Sold for:
$861$700

Rare W. & L.E. Gurley Engineer's Transit with Theodolite Axis, Troy, New York, c. 1886-1900, engraved silvered dial marked as above, dual vernier and spirit levels, 11-in. scope rests in a cradle More ...

Two W. & L.E. Gurley Levels

Two W. & L.E. Gurley Levels

Auction:
3230M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Apr 12, 2019
Lot:
349
Sold for:
$461$375

Two W. & L.E. Gurley Levels, a dumpy or Gravatt's level with 11 1/4-in. scope fixed to two hexagonal mounts with spirit level above, sits on a ball-and-socket joint with four-screw leveling mount; More ...

Miniature Edmund Draper Pillar Transit

Miniature Edmund Draper Pillar Transit

Auction:
3230M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Apr 12, 2019
Lot:
355
Sold for:
$1,845$1,500

Miniature Edmund Draper Pillar Transit, 3-in. silvered dial engraved "Edmund Draper/Philada," dual spirit levels and vernier read out, and scale, 3 1/2-in. vertical engraved circle calibrated in More ...

Edmund Draper Lacquered Brass Wye Level

Edmund Draper Lacquered Brass Wye Level

Auction:
3230M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Apr 12, 2019
Lot:
361
Sold for:
$554$450

Edmund Draper Lacquered Brass Wye Level, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 15 1/2-in. scope with under mount level, mounted on two small "A"-frame supports, 6-in. dia. rotating horizontal plate engraved More ...

Rare Heller & Brightly "Small" Mining or Reconnaissance Transit

Rare Heller & Brightly "Small" Mining or Reconnaissance Transit

Auction:
3230M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Apr 12, 2019
Lot:
363
Sold for:
$984$800

Rare Heller & Brightly "Small" Mining or Reconnaissance Transit, 7 1/4-in. telescope with spirit level below, sixty-degree vertical arc with dual verniers reading to single minutes, 3 1/2-in. black More ...

Cooke, Troughton & Simms Lacquered Brass Theodolite

Cooke, Troughton & Simms Lacquered Brass Theodolite

Auction:
3205T
Auction:
Discovery - Feb 13, 2019
Lot:
1364
Sold for:
$234$190

Cooke, Troughton & Simms Lacquered Brass Theodolite, 19th century, main tube with bubble level, vertical dial with inset silvered scale, dual verniers and eyepieces, fine adjustment knobs, A-frame More ...

Two Lacquered-brass-cased Sighting Scopes

Two Lacquered-brass-cased Sighting Scopes

Auction:
3205T
Auction:
Discovery - Feb 13, 2019
Lot:
1366
Sold for:
$338$275

Two Lacquered-brass-cased Sighting Scopes, a clinometer with silvered scale engraved in part "Gardner & Co. Glasgow/Registered Dec. 1850," with bubble level and adjustment screw; and an 11 1/2-in. More ...

Decorated Tin Portable Folding Stereoscope with Stereo Slides

Decorated Tin Portable Folding Stereoscope with Stereo Slides

Auction:
3205T
Auction:
Discovery - Feb 13, 2019
Lot:
1510
Sold for:
$123$100

Decorated Tin Portable Folding Stereoscope with Stereo Slides, and a 2 1/4-in. dia. tin globe. Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments online More ...

William Wurdemann High Post Alidade

William Wurdemann High Post Alidade

Auction:
3147M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Oct 05, 2018
Lot:
239
Sold for:
$431$350

William Wurdemann High Post Alidade, Washington, DC, mid-19th century, lacquered brass instrument with a 15-in. scope atop a tapering pillar, horizontal bubble level, and vertical vernier scale More ...

William J. Young Enginer's Transit

William J. Young Enginer's Transit

Auction:
3147M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Oct 05, 2018
Lot:
249
Sold for:
$2,091$1,700

William J. Young Enginer's Transit, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1831, lacquered brass instrument with 8-in. inverting telescope, mounted in standards, one of the standards has provisions for More ...

William E. Stieren Brass Sighting Instrument

William E. Stieren Brass Sighting Instrument

Auction:
3147M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Oct 05, 2018
Lot:
252
Sold for:
$1,107$900

William E. Stieren Brass Sighting Instrument, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, c. 1875, pierced brass instrument with engraved protractor scale divided 90-0-90, arms engraved "Pat'd by Harvey Linton March More ...

Newton Mining Tacheometer

Newton Mining Tacheometer

Auction:
3147M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Oct 05, 2018
Lot:
257
Sold for:
$1,722$1,400

Newton Mining Tacheometer, Cornwall, England, 19th century, lacquered brass instrument with sighting scope mounted to the vertical half-circle engraved 0-100 on one side and "Underlie in 6 a Fathom" More ...

William Helfricht Surveyor's Compass

William Helfricht Surveyor's Compass

Auction:
3147M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Oct 05, 2018
Lot:
259
Sold for:
$246$200

William Helfricht Surveyor's Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, mid-19th century, 5 1/2-in. dia. silvered dial engraved as above, vernier, sighting vanes, indexing disc engraved 1-16, (lacking More ...

H. Morin Surveyor's Transit

H. Morin Surveyor's Transit

Auction:
3147M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Oct 05, 2018
Lot:
263
Sold for:
$523$425

H. Morin Surveyor's Transit, Paris, 20th century, 5-in. dia. compass with outer scale reading 0-400, black center marked with maker's name, rotating sighting scope mounted to a vertical scale with More ...

World War II Spotting Scope and Tripod

World War II Spotting Scope and Tripod

Auction:
3147M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Oct 05, 2018
Lot:
366
Sold for:
$523$425

World War II Spotting Scope and Tripod, No. 3750, brown-painted 8X62 binoculars with bubble level adjustment, X-Y fine adjustment, and ocular adjustments, mounted to the original collapsible tripod More ...

C.G. Bush Parlor Kaleidoscope

C.G. Bush Parlor Kaleidoscope

Auction:
3147M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Oct 05, 2018
Lot:
397
Sold for:
$277$225

C.G. Bush Parlor Kaleidoscope, Providence, Rhode Island, pebbled finish main tube with brass spoked wheel engraved "C.G. Bush Inc. Prov. R.I. Patent Reissue Nov. 11 1875," rotating cell, mounted to More ...

Northeast Finger-woven Wool Sash

Northeast Finger-woven Wool Sash

Auction:
3099B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - May 05, 2018
Lot:
299
Sold for:
$9,225$7,500

Northeast Finger-woven Wool Sash, Huron, first half 19th century, arrow style with five rows of light green and indigo blue arrow devices on a red background, outlined in white beads, with similar More ...

Loyd's American Stereoscope

Loyd's American Stereoscope

Auction:
3093M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Apr 20, 2018
Lot:
726
Sold for:
$738$600

Loyd's American Stereoscope, c. 1856, leather-covered box with full-length lid, viewing eyepieces in front panel, rear drop-down flap marked "Loyd's American Stereoscope, Patented April 15, 1856," More ...

Eastern Plains Ball-headed Club

Eastern Plains Ball-headed Club

Auction:
3043B
Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - Dec 02, 2017
Lot:
215
Unsold
 

Eastern Plains Ball-headed Club, c. mid-19th century, file-branded and with incised thunderbird with lightning from its beak and heart line, with X's and linear devices filled with red pigment, blue More ...

Scrimshaw-decorated Wooden Busk

Scrimshaw-decorated Wooden Busk

Auction:
3053T
Auction:
Discovery - Nov 15, 2017
Lot:
1193
Sold for:
$135$110

Scrimshaw-decorated Wooden Busk, America, 19th century, with one shaped and one rounded end, decorated with geometric devices centering a central reserve with crossed branches highlighted with green More ...

Abelardo Morell (Cuban/American, b. 1948)      Camera Obscura Image of Boston View Looking Southeast in Conference Room

Abelardo Morell (Cuban/American, b. 1948) Camera Obscura Image of Boston View Looking Southeast in Conference Room

Auction:
3029B
Auction:
American & European Works of Art - Sep 27, 2017
Lot:
135
Unsold
 

Abelardo Morell (Cuban/American, b. 1948) Camera Obscura Image of Boston View Looking Southeast in Conference Room, 1998. Signed, numbered, titled, and dated "ABELARDO MORELL #17/30..." in More ...

Modernist Painted Coffee Table

Modernist Painted Coffee Table

Auction:
3057M
Auction:
20th Century Design - Aug 24, 2017
Lot:
191
Sold for:
$492$400

Modernist Painted Coffee Table Paint, wood Rectangular top with raised geometric devices painted in shades of yellow, green, and red raised on natural wood base with cutouts, chip to one foot, More ...

Abelardo Morell (Cuban/American, b. 1948)      Camera Obscura Image of Windows in Gallery With Two Paintings, Whitney Museum

Abelardo Morell (Cuban/American, b. 1948) Camera Obscura Image of Windows in Gallery With Two Paintings, Whitney Museum

Auction:
3010B
Auction:
American & European Works of Art - May 19, 2017
Lot:
168
Sold for:
$5,535$4,500

Abelardo Morell (Cuban/American, b. 1948) Camera Obscura Image of Windows in Gallery With Two Paintings, Whitney Museum. Signed "ABELARDO MORELL" in black ink l.l., numbered "1/15" in black ink More ...

James W. Queen & Co. 4-inch Refractor Telescope

James W. Queen & Co. 4-inch Refractor Telescope

Auction:
3003M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Apr 28, 2017
Lot:
356
Sold for:
$1,353$1,100

James W. Queen & Co. 4-inch Refractor Telescope, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, late 19th/early 20th century, 44-in. steel main tube with lacquered brass ocular and objective ends, engraved on collar More ...

J. Parkes & Son Lacquered Brass and Iron Monocular Microscope

J. Parkes & Son Lacquered Brass and Iron Monocular Microscope

Auction:
3003M
Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - Apr 28, 2017
Lot:
397
Sold for:
$308$250

J. Parkes & Son Lacquered Brass and Iron Monocular Microscope, Birmingham, England, brass tube with rack-and-pinion coarse focusing, and internal fine focusing knobs, manual sliding stage over the More ...

Modernist Floor Kaleidoscope

Modernist Floor Kaleidoscope

Auction:
2981T
Auction:
Discovery - Feb 09, 2017
Lot:
1997
Sold for:
$98$80

Modernist Floor Kaleidoscope, 20th century, the cylindrical veneered tube with two rotating stained glass wheels as the object mechanism, on a tall tripod stand, ht. 65 in. More ...

Modernist Floor Kaleidoscope

Modernist Floor Kaleidoscope

Auction:
2962T
Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Nov 28, 2016
Lot:
1017
Unsold
 

Modernist Floor Kaleidoscope, 20th century, the cylindrical veneered tube with two rotating stained glass wheels as the object mechanism, on a tall tripod stand, ht. 65 in. More ...

Scrimshaw-decorated Wooden Busk

Scrimshaw-decorated Wooden Busk

Auction:
2900T
Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Jun 01, 2016
Lot:
1099
Unsold
 

Scrimshaw-decorated Wooden Busk, America, 19th century, with one shaped and one rounded end, decorated with geometric devices centering a central reserve with crossed branches highlighted with green More ...