Whaling or Coastal Compass in binnacle of limewood – A.J. Schokking, Amsterdam, 19th century
Stock Number: Catalog: NM.1-27
Well preserved 19th century, dry card whaling compass with attractive hand-painted 32-point rose.
Country of manufacture
Well preserved 19th century, dry card whaling compass with attractive hand-painted 32-point rose. On the rose the name of the maker, north with fleur de lis, east – direction Jerusalem – with simple mark. The inside of the binnacle is painted white with lubber’s line.
Made by Arend Juriaan Schokking jr., Oude Waal (Rokin), Amsterdam.
H: 9,4 cm (3 6/8 in)
D binnacle: 12,7 cm (5 in)
D lid: 14,3 cm (5 5/8 in)
Signed: A.J. SCHOKKING Jr. * IN AMSTERDAM *
Condition: perfect, on the lid a restauration of minor importance
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