~EXCELLENT SMALL DRAWING/DRAFTSMAN’S SET by J. LIVINGS c.1830~
350 GBP ($450 USD) + postage
A small set of draftsman's instruments in sharkskin case c.1830
5 1/4 x 3 x 3/4
Country of manufacture
UK and Ireland
A smaller than normal set of draftsman’s instruments by John Livings c.1830. Trade label in lid, instruments unmarked including ivory rule (small chip to edge). Inking pens, pencils, two pairs of compasses, large pen with turned ivory handle, all matching in an excellent sharkskin case, noting small shrinkage crack to lid. Brass hinge and button make for secure closure. Complete.
John Livings was at 136 Goswell Street, London from 1832-1839.
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