~FLAWLESS MINIATURE ROSE GOLD COMPASS IN SHARK SKIN CASE~
350 Euros ($400 USD) 300 GBP postage included
A flawless 1 inch compass in shagreen case -tests for 18K gold-Georgian long neck
1 x 1/2 inch ( 3 x 1 cm.)
Country of manufacture
UK and Ireland
A flawless miniature unbranded compass, gilded rose gold with a highly decorative long neck and cased in shark skin.
Rarely used, this one inch diameter compass has NO faults. Unhallmarked by tests for at least 14K, possibly 18K gold. No doubt a prized possession of a lady but treasured as a keepsake. No issues as the eared C-hook and hinge are tight. No damages to the shark skin. Black velvet lined. No scratches on the compass dial. 16 cardinal points, chiselled steel pivot point and blued steel needle. Fleur-de-Lys for North. Magnetic North is positive. A tiny remnant of the Georgian era with it’s long neck and decorative/chiselled pivoting finger ring. No abrasions to the sides or back. English.
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Mark Hacking (Scientifica Opticae Inc.) has been an avid collector/dealer for over 30 years. A former Science teacher, he has an innate love for anything natural or mechanical. Specializing in optical (microscopes, telescopes), surveying, medical, weighing and drawing instruments, he is an active participant of the Scientific Instrument Fair in London. Living in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, with his wife and two children; Mark looks forward to meeting as many fellow collectors as possible, and has a worldwide following on eBay (Sciopti).
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