TELL-TALE COMPASS

TELL-TALE COMPASS

£1550.00

18th C HENRY GREGORY MARINERS TELL-TALE OR OVER HEAD COMPASS

Circa

1780

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Navigational instruments, Ships Furniture & Fittings

Description

VERY GOOD 18th C. TELL-TALE COMPASS BY GREGORY/GREGORY & WRIGHT. THE COMPASS IS UNUSUAL HAVING THE TOP COMPASS CARD SIGNED GREGORY & WRIGHT LONDON ( HENRY GREGORY & GABRIEL WRIGHT W. 1782-1790.) THE UNDERNEATH COMPASS CARD IS SIGNED GREGORY NEAR YE INDIA HOUSE LONDON ( HENRY GREGORY W. 1744-1782.) THE EARLIER COMPASS CARD HAS THE EARL FEATURE OF HAVING THE EAST POINT DECORATED TO REMIND THE MARINER OF THE DIRECTION OF JERUSALEM. THE COMPASS BOWL HAS THE ORIGINAL GOLD LACQUER, IT COMES WITH SOME WRITTEN PROVENANCE. CARD 3.3/4″dia. Compass bowl 4.1/4″dia   Contact Email: m.jread@btinternet.com

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GB MikeRead

Mike Read Antique Sciences

Based in Lelant, near St Ives, Cornwall, I have been trading since 1979, buying and selling scientific instruments and nautical antiques. I have exhibited at the London Scientific Fair for 20 years. Over the years I have acquired many rare and wonderful items for the trade and collectors alike. I hope this continues. Mike Read. Email: m.jread@btinternet.com.

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