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Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments featuring a Collection of Early European Tools Sale 3093M | April 20, 2018 | Marlborough


Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments featuring a Collection of Early European Tools


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Selected Provenance Property from: The John F. Gelson Watch Collection The Collection of Leon Stabinsky, Chatsworth, California A Private Connecticut Collection The Private Collection of a Massachusetts Gentleman The Private Collection of a New Jersey Gentleman A Private New York City Collector A New York State Gentleman The Early European Tool Collection of Laurent Adamowicz Laurent Adamowicz was born and raised in Paris, France. While living in the United States, Laurent became an avid and passionate researcher of antique tools. He served on the Board of several organizations including the Early American Industry Association, an organization dedicated to the study and preservation of ancient trades and tools in the United States. For over twenty years, Laurent collected ancient tools and researched the codes and symbols associated with tools over the centuries and how they relate to Europe’s history of conflicts, wars, secret societies, and religious and political allegiances. In his book, Codes & Symbols of European Tools, Laurent chose to present tools in their historical context and by theme rather than in a simple trade classification. It makes their story all the more compelling and intriguing. Those tools witnessed amazing scenes, raging battles, and the construction of cathedralsand temples, as well as many modest homes. The tools themselves are the keys to a number of secret codes and symbols used by numerous religions and by Freemasons, journeymen, Compagnons, and masters of nearly every trade. Laurent Adamowicz is the founder and president of EChO – Eradicate Childhood Obesity Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity aiming to revolutionize food labels by showing in real-time how much added sugar your food contains, bypassing food label policy by using Augmented Reality (AR) technology. EChO recently launched SugAR Poke smartphone app using AR and is developing a food opera to reach children. Laurent’s TED Talks are: “What has your food been eating?” and “Secondary Sugar Kills.” A member of the Nutrition Round Table at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Laurent holds a BA in International Affairs from ESCP-Europe in Paris, an MBA from the Wharton School, a Master of Arts in Socio-Cultural Anthropology from Columbia University in New York, and is a Senior Fellow of the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University.


5 Five Hamilton “917” Watch Movements, all with damascened plates, (two with no serial number, one with no balance wheel). $150-250

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6 Hamilton “4992B” Navigation Master Watch, serial # 4C31626, black twentyfour-hour dial, damascened plates marked “22 Jewels/Adj. Temp. and 6 Positions/U.S. Govt.,” case back engraved “Navigation Master Watch/Type AN-5740/MFR’S Part No. 33106/Hamilton Watch Company,” housed in a walnut case. $200-300 7 Two Hamilton “912 Digital Models” Openface Watches, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, arabic numeral silvered dials, blued hands, rotating seconds, stem-wind, stem-set, 17-jewel movements, housed in 14kt white gold-filled Art Deco-style cases, and a Hamilton white porcelain dial 992 open-face watch in a 14kt gold-filled case. $200-250

Lots 1–36 are from the Collection of John F. Gelson, last president of the Hamilton Watch Company

1 Hamilton “917” Open-face Seconds Setting Model Watch, X46513, arabic numeral sunk seconds dial with blued-steel hands and marked “Hamilton,” damascened plates marked “Hamilton/U.S.A./917 17 Jewels Adjusted 3 Positions,” in a base metal Keystone case engraved on back “U.S. Navy B.U.NAV 939 Second Setting Serial No. Sample,” two factory tags read in part: “Sample (style 917) Bids open May 11, 1939 10 AM E.S.T.” $300-500 2 Hamilton “992” and “994” Open-face Watches, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 992 with double sunk arabic numeral dial marked “Hamilton Watch Co.,” damascened plates, 21 jewels, and serial no. 292554, 994 with Montgomery dial marked “Hamilton,” damascened plates, serial no. 551939. $100-200

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3 Hamilton Patents and Building Cornerstone Contents, patents from the late 1940s through the late 1960s, two salesman’s books from the early 1950s marked “Hamilton Fine Watches,” and fourteen watch movements from the cornerstone of the Lancaster Pennsylvania Hamilton Watch Factory at 941 Wheatland Ave. $300-500 4 Two Hamilton “992” Watch Movements and Dials, both with damascened plates and marked “Hamilton Watch Co. Lancaster PA. 21 Jewels/adjusted 5 positions/992,” serial no. 778532 reads “double Roller,” with double sunk arabic numeral dial; the other serial no. 749307, with sunk seconds dial. $150-250

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8 Two Hamilton “992” Watch Movement Samples, both with damascened plates and marked “Hamilton Watch Co. Lancaster/21 Jewel/992/Double Roller/Adjusted 5 positions,” and “Elinvar” under the balance wheel, two handwritten factory tags read “Hamilton Model #1 and #2 16’s-992 Friction Jeweled investigation #0005 11/23/31.” $300-400 9 Two Hamilton Model 23 Navigational Chronograph Watches and a Case and Dial, serial no. P8421, P27094, c. 1941, black arabic numeral dials with thirty-minute and seconds registers, and marked “Hamilton,” chronograph operated from stem, 19-jewel stem-wind movement in a base metal case, one in original mahogany deck case; case and dial has soldered thread screw on back, engraved “Navigation Stopwatch.” $300-400 10 Three Hamilton “992B” Watch Movements, C9531, C404509, C36973, damascened nickel movements marked with maker’s name and serial numbers, and “992B/21 Jewels// Adj./Temp./6 Positions,” C9531 with double sunk arabic numeral dial. $150-250


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11 Hamilton “948” Open-face Watch, no. 981892, arabic numeral double sunk dial marked “Hamilton,” damascened movement marked “Adjusted 3 Positions/17 Jewels/ Safety Pinion,” housed in a glass-backed Hamilton case. $200-300 12 Three Hamilton Open-face Watches, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, an unmarked size 12 watch with arabic numeral sunk seconds dial, 17-jewel damascened movement; a “992” with arabic numeral, double sunk dial, 21-jewel, double roller, damascened movement no. 11021274 in a Defiance case; and a “974 Special” with 17-jewel, double roller, damascened movement no. 2544630, in a double glass display case, (lacking dial). $150-200 13 Four Hamilton Size 12 Open-face Watches, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a 19-jewel no. 902, 17-jewel no. 910, and two 17-jewel, snap-back, 10kt gold-filled “Lord Hamilton” watches, no. HB 1706 and HB 1808. $100-150 14 Two Hamilton Watch Co. “Loaner” Watches, 16 size watch with Montgomery dial, 17-jewel movement, and marked no. 823561; and a size 12 “Illinois” watch with 17-jewel double roller movement, no. 3483491; both engraved on case backs “Loaner Hamilton Watch Co.” $100-150

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15 Hamilton “992B” Sample 99 Watch Movement, C171355, damascened plates marked “Hamilton Watch Co. U.S.A./992B/21 Jewels/Sample 99/Adj. Temp. and 6 Positions,” factory tin with label that reads “Hamilton 16-S Special balance jeweling Sample 99 C171355.” $200-300

17 Three Hamilton “974” Open-face Watches, including an unfinished factory example marked “21/Adjusted/17 Jewels,” with a Montgomery dial, in a Hamilton display case; and another with a double sunk gold dial with a snowflake decorated center, housed in a Ramona case. $150-250

16 Four Hamilton “972” Open-face Watches, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, various arabic numeral dials, base metal glass-backed display cases, damascened 17-jewel, double roller, adjusted five position movements. $150-250

18 Six Hamilton Movements and Dials, four model 917 “Service” watches, and two model 669 “Traffic Special” watches. $100-200

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19 Group of “Fancy” Hamilton Dials and Others, five 16 size “Fancy” dials, three with four mounting feet, two with three mounting feet, two metal Masonic dials, and twenty-five various porcelain and metal model dials. $150-250

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20 Hamilton “974” Calendar Movement and Dial, c. 1920s, damascened plates marked “Hamilton Watch Co./17 Jewels/974/ Adjusted/2390536,” cream-colored arabic numeral dial with calendar apertures at 11 and 1 o’clock. $200-300

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21 Hamilton Model “2992B” Sample 38 Boxed Chronometer, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, arabic numeral dial with blued-steel hands and seconds bit, damascened movement marked “Hamilton Watch Co./2992B/21 Jewels/Adj. Temp 6 pos./Model 38,” in a chrome-plated gimbaled brass case, and housed in a two-tier brass-bound mahogany case. $300-400


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22 “Sixty-hour Bunn Special” Movement and Dial, Springfield, Illinois, damascened plates marked “Sixty Hour Bunn Special/ Illinois Watch Co. Springfield/Motor Barrel/21 Jewel/5166365,” with double sunk arabic numeral porcelain dial with blued hands. $150-250

23 Hamilton “2974B” Movement and Dial and a Grade “400” Movement, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 2974B with damascened plates marked “2974B/17 Jewel/Adj Temp and 6 Positions,” no serial number; the arabic numeral porcelain dial with broad arrow; the Grade 400 with damascened plates marked “21 Jewel/five Positions,” housed in an Illinois Watch Co. display case and storage case marked “Model Hamilton Diplomat Grade 400.” $300-400 24 Illinois Open-face Twenty-four-hour Dial “Miller” Watch, Springfield, Illinois, arabic numeral twenty-four-hour porcelain dial, sunk seconds, and blued-steel hands, marked “Illinois Watch Co.,” rear plate marked “Miller/ Springfield Ill./Patent Pinion,” 18 size displayback case. $200-250

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25 Two Hamilton “904” Movements, both with damascened plates marked “Hamilton Lancaster, PA./Adjusted 5 Positions/21 Jewel/904,” one with serial number 3064132, and silvered arabic numeral “Service” dial, the other one without serial number. $200-300 26 Hamilton “974B” Model and “952” Watch Movements, “974B” movement marked “Hamilton Watch Co./Adj. Temp and 3 Pos./974B/17 Jewels/Model 14”; the “952” a 19-jewel movement, serial no. 1153135, with double-sunk arabic numeral dial. $200-300

27 Hamilton Watch Company Damascening Framed Exhibit Board, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, c. 1931, sixteen watch movement examples laid on paperboard, reading “Patterns and Descriptions of Damaskeening,” with corresponding numbers and description below, signed “7-14-31/P.F.F./ O.G.W.” $200-250

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28 Two Hamilton “4992B” Navigational Watches, and a “4992B” Case and Dial, no. 4098496 and 4099264, black twenty-fourhour dials, damascened movement marked “Hamilton Watch Co./4992B 22 Jewels/Adj. Temp and 6 Positions.,” base metal cases engraved on back “AN 5740 Mfr’s Part No. 33106 Serial No. AF-44-A-3843/P.O. No. (30-053) 44-12308AF/Hamilton Watch Co.”; the other with serial numbered case “AF44-A-3836,” and a case, dial, and plates. $300-500 29 Six Hamilton “992” Watch Movements, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, marked “21 Jewels/ Double Roller/Adjusted 5 positions,” various serial numbers. $200-300

30 Hamilton “966” Watch Movement, serial no. 58313, double sunk arabic numeral porcelain dial (cracks), damascened movement marked “Hamilton Watch Co. Lancaster, PA./ Adjusted/58313.” $200-300 31 Hamilton “Jump Hour” Wristwatch and an Illinois “Jump Hour” Wristwatch Case, with silvered hours and minutes on rotating discs, plates marked “Hamilton Watch Co./987F/17Jewels,” case marked “Wadsworth 14 Karat Gold Filled,” and a brass and silver-tone Art Deco case marked “Illinois.” $300-400

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32 Collection of Hamilton Wristwatches, seven “Thin-O-Matic” examples, one in a 14kt gold case, two marked “Snapper” on the dials, three self-winding models, an electronic, and four Von Furstenbergs with beveled acrylic crystals, seventeen total. $200-300 33 Three Omega Wristwatches, lady’s stainless steel Seamaster with 684 calibre automatic movement, a gold-plated Electronic Chronometer F300, and a Seamaster quartz with calendar and diamond hour markings. $200-300 34 Hamilton 14kt Gold Polaris and Masterpiece Wristwatches, Polaris with asymmetrical gold case with silvered dial marked “Hamilton/Electric,” diamond hour markings, and red seconds hand, and a 505 electric movement Masterpiece with 683 electric movement in a 10kt gold-filled case. $200-300 35 Two Hamilton Sea Hawk Compass Wristwatches, 3578, one with dial marked Hamilton “Sea Hawk Compass,” fold-out compass dial marked “TEXSWISS,” the other with an unmarked dial, fold-out compass marked “Mercador MK 01,” both with Mercedes-style hands, luminescent markers, and red split-second hands, dia. 47 mm. $200-300

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36 Hamilton “Chanticleer” Alarm Wristwatch Movement, 1950-60s, silvered dial with gold, arabic numeral indices, luminous hands, and marked “Alarm,” sweep seconds, and alarm hands, power reserve, and alarm apertures, back plated marked “Hamilton Watch Co. 675.” $150-250 37 Lady’s Waltham 14kt Gold Open-face Watch, Waltham, enamel arabic numeral dial marked “Waltham,” gold-tone hands, stemwind, stem-set, 15-jewel movement, in a 14kt gold Keystone open-face case, dia. 33 mm, 33g. $200-300 38 Waltham “Riverside Maximus” 14kt Gold Open-face Watch, Waltham, Massachusetts, no. 105877, with enamel arabic numeral dial marked “Waltham,” damascened nickel movement marked with model, location, and serial number as above and “23 Jewels/ A.W.W. Co./Adjusted,” in a 14kt gold openface case, dia. 51 mm, 105 g. $800-1,200 39 Waltham 14kt Tricolor Gold Hunter Case Pocket Watch, 33 mm dia. engine-turned case with applied stag, floral and foliate accents, white dial with subsidiary seconds; sold with a gold-filled watch chain. $300-500


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40 Three Hamilton Open-face Watches, “921” no. H5095, “992” no. 1062629, “940” no. 234621, the “921” with silver-tone dial with applied arabic numerals, stem-wind, stem-set, 21-jewel movement, in a 14kt gold case, dia. 44 mm, 57g, the “992” with double sunk Montgomery dial, stem-wind, leverset, 21-jewel movement, in a Hamilton 10kt gold-filled case, dia. 51 mm, “940” double sunk arabic numeral dial, stem-wind, lever-set, 21-jewel movement. $200-300 41 Two Hamilton Open-face Watches, 992B and 924, both with arabic numeral dials and gold-filled cases. $100-150 42 Waltham 14kt Gold Hunter Case Watch, Waltham, Massachusetts, no. 10630136, enamel arabic numeral dial marked “Waltham,” stem-wind, stem-set, damascened movement marked “A.W.W. Co., Waltham, Mass.,” in a fully engraved hunter case, dia. 50 mm, 102g. $300-500 43 National Watch Co. “H.L. Culver” 18kt Gold Hunter Case Watch, Elgin, Illinois, no. 172985, enamel roman numeral dial marked “National Watch Co.,” key-wind, key-set movement marked “H.L. Culver, 172985, Elgin, Ill.,” in a fully engraved hunter case, dia. 53 mm, 136g. $800-1,200 44 Elgin 14kt Gold Lady’s Hunter Case Watch, Illinois, no. 2955706, c. 1887, enamel roman numeral dial marked “Elgin,” stem-wind, leverset movement, in a fully engraved 14kt gold hunter case, dia. 40 mm, 56g. $200-400

45 Two 14kt Gold Waltham Open-face Watches, Waltham, both with stem-wind, lever-set movements, a “Colonial” with silvertone dial with dot and baton indicators, 21 jewels, in a Keystone case, dia. 43 mm, 47g; the other with gold-tone arabic numeral dial, 17 jewels, in a Waltham case, dia. 45 mm, 67g. $200-400 46 Elgin “Grade 345” 18kt White Gold Openface Watch, Illinois, no. 23619208, double sunk enamel arabic numeral dial marked “Elgin,” 17-jewel, stem-wind, stem-set, damascened nickel movement with number as above, in a Wadsworth open-face case marked “Wadsworth, 18 Karat, 1024900,” dia. 46 mm, 66g. $400-600 47 Elgin “Deluxe” 14kt Gold and “B.W. Raymond” Open-face Watches, Illinois, no. V500005 and I375948, both open-face with arabic numerals, the “Deluxe” with silver-tone dial with gold numerals and hands, “542” stem-wind, lever-set movement in a 14kt gold Keystone open-face case, dia. 43 mm, 47g; Raymond with Montgomery dial and bluedsteel hands, stem-wind, lever-set 21-jewel movement in a 10kt gold-filled case, dia. 51 mm. $200-300

48 Two American Gold-filled Open-face Watches, Waltham, no. 23744470, Illinois, no. 5278351, the Waltham with silver-tone arabic numeral dial, stem-wind, stem-set, 17-jewel movement in a 14kt white gold-filled case, dia. 45 mm, the Illinois with engine-turned silver dial, stem-wind, stem-set, 21-jewel movement, in a 14kt white gold-filled case, dia. 44 mm. $200-300 49 Two Waltham 14kt Gold Watches and Another, Waltham and Switzerland, all stemwind, stem-set movements with open-face arabic numeral dials, two marked “Waltham”: no. 7724732 17-jewel in a 14kt gold swingout case, dia. 49 mm, 95g, and no. 22775623 15-jewel in an octagonal 14kt gold swing-out case, dia. 46 mm, 56g; and a Swiss 17-jewel in a base metal case. $300-500 50 Howard “Series 10” 14kt Gold Open-face Watch, Boston, no. 1319113, double sunk enamel arabic numeral dial marked “Howard,” blued-steel hands, stem-wind, lever-set movement marked in part “21 Jewels, Series 10, Extra Adjustment, Five Positions, Temperature,” in a 14kt gold Keystone openface case, dia. 49 mm, 86g. $300-500

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51 Howard “Series 0” 18kt Gold Open-face Watch, Boston, no. 1155385, enamel double sunk arabic numeral dial marked “Howard,” stem-wind, lever-set movement marked in part “23 Jewels, Series 0, Special Adjustment,” in an 18kt gold Keystone open-face case, dia. 49 mm, 95g. $800-1,200 52 Waltham “Appleton Tracy & Co.” 14kt Gold Hunter Case Watch, Waltham, Massachusetts, no. 1744198, c. 1881, enamel roman numeral dial marked “A.W. Co., Waltham,” stem-wind, lever-set movement marked with model name, number, and location as above, in a fully engraved and engine-turned hunter case, dia. 52 mm, 123g. $300-500 53 Waltham 18kt Gold Hunter Case Watch, Waltham, Massachusetts, no. 1432379, enamel roman numeral dial marked “A.W. Co., Waltham,” key-wind, key-set movement marked “Wm. Ellery, Waltham, Mass., 1432379,” in a fully engraved and engineturned hunter case, dia. 52 mm, 110g. $1,000-1,500 54 Elgin Gold Hunter Case Watch, Illinois, no. 1303881, enamel roman numeral dial marked “Elgin Nat’l Watch Co.,” blued-steel hands, stem-wind, lever-set movement marked with maker’s name, location, and number as above, in an engine-turned and engraved hunter case, dia. 52 mm, 111g. $500-700 55 Hampden “Minute Man” 14kt Gold Open-face Watch, Canton, Ohio, no. 3537473, gold-tone arabic numeral dial marked “Hampden,” stem-wind, stem-set damascened nickel movement marked with serial number above and “17 Jewels, The MINUTE MAN, Safety Pinion, Canton, O.,” in a 14kt gold Dueber swing-ring case, in original box with serial numbers, dia. 43 mm, 60g. $100-200 56 Two 14kt Gold American Wristwatches, a Hamilton with dauphin hands and square hour markers, and a Waltham rectangular-case watch with arabic numerals and sunk seconds subsidiary dial, Hamilton dia. 32 mm. $300-500

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57 Berthoud Enameled 18kt Gold Hunter Case Watch, Geneva, no. 19429, engine-turned silver-tone roman numeral dial with applied gold floral decoration, 19-jewel, stem-wind, pin-set, bar-type movement, front cover with enamel cartouche of Mary and Jesus, the rear with a putto, both with black enamel accents, dia. 37 mm, 45g. $1,000-1,500 58 Triple Calendar Minute Repeating Watch Movement, Switzerland, enamel roman numeral dial with subsidiary month, day-ofthe-month, day-of-the-week, and moon’s age dials, minute repeating movement, dia. 50 mm. $250-350 59 Lady’s 14kt Gold Open-face Watch, Switzerland, enamel roman numeral dial, stem-wind, pin-set, bar-type movement with cylinder escapement, in a fully engraved openface case, dia. 36 mm, 39g. $200-300 60 James H. Leeks 18kt Gold Demi-hunter Case Watch, no. 29232, Suffolk Street, Dublin, enamel roman numeral dial with sunk seconds, stem-wind, pin-set movement marked as above, in a plain 18kt gold demihunter case, dia. 46 mm, 91g. $800-1,200 61 18kt Gold Lady’s Open-face Watch, Switzerland, enamel roman numeral dial with multicolored floral decoration around chapter ring, stem-wind, pin-set, movement with cylinder escapement, in a fully engraved, scalloped-edge case with black enamel highlights, dia. 38 mm, 40g. $300-500 62 Universal Geneve Movement in Older 18kt Gold Open-face Case, Geneva, no. 108506, engine-turned silver-tone roman numeral dial, blued baton hands, stem-wind, pin-set movement marked as above, in a fully engraved 18kt gold Swiss key-wind case, dia. 42 mm, 51g. $300-500 63 James Beesle Duplex Escapement Watch Movement and Dial, London, porcelain dial (damage) with outer seconds, and two time zone dials, marked “Duplex” in red under the 60, and “James Beesle London,” engraved back plates with a blued-steel three-weight balance wheel, dia. 49 mm. $200-300

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64 Early Heart-shaped Pendant Watch, Europe, 18th/19th century, gilt case with silver engraved outer banding, hinged lid opening to the roman numeral, and floral decorated dial, pierced and engraved balance cock, dia. 32 mm. $200-400 65 Tiffany & Co. 18kt Gold Hunter Case Watch, Geneva, no. 11046, roman numeral porcelain dial marked as above, stem-wind, lever-set, engraved damascened plate marked “Tiffany & Co./Geneva/11046,” bimetallic balance, with glass cuvette, triple marked, dia. 38 mm, 55g. $800-1,200

66 18kt Gold Quarter-repeating Openface Watch, probably Switzerland, no. 4470, enamel arabic numeral dial, blued Breguet-style hands, key-wind, key-set, quarter-repeating movement with cylinder escapement, in an engine-turned open-face case, dia. 60 mm, 119g. $1,000-1,500 67 Patek Philippe & Co. Platinum Open-face Watch and Chain, Geneve, Switzerland, silver-tone dial with leaf-style hands, hour markers, and sunk seconds, stem-wind, stem-set, bimetallic balance damascened movement marked “Eighteen Jewels/Eight Adjustments/No 820997/Patek Philippe & Co. Geneva Switzerland,” monogramed back plate, and a 14kt gold link chain, housed in the original velvet-lined case, dia. 43 mm, watch weight 49g. $2,000-3,000 68 James Courvoisier 18kt Gold and Enameled Hunter Case Watch, Geneva, no. 72977, roman numeral porcelain dial marked as above with sunk seconds at six, stemwind, pin-set, lever-escapement movement with bimetallic balance, plate and cuvette engraved “James Courvoisier/Geneva/No. 72977,” triple signed, housed in the original velvet-lined rosewood veneer box, dia. 43 mm, 63g. $400-600 69 Patek Philippe 18kt Gold Open-face Watch, Geneva, no. 75802, enamel roman numeral dial marked “Patek Philippe & Co.” with outer five minute markings, gold hands, stem-wind, pin-set movement marked with maker’s name and number as above, in an engine-turned open-face case, dia. 47 mm, 80g. $800-1,200


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70 Split-second Chronograph 18kt Gold Open-face Watch, Switzerland, enamel arabic numeral dial with outer fifth seconds ring and sunk seconds and elapsed minute dials, stem-wind, stem-set, split second chronograph movement, chronograph button in crown and case band, in gold open-face case, dia. 51 mm, 88g. $800-1,200

72 A. Lange & Sohne 18kt Gold Open-face Watch, Glashutte, Germany, no. 65376, enamel roman numeral dial marked “Raul Lamenha, A. Lange & Sohne, Glashutte-SA.,” stem-wind, pin-set, frosted plate movement marked with maker’s name, location, and number above, engine-turned case back monogramed “RL,” dia. 54 mm, 94g. $1,500-2,500

71 Vacheron Constantin “Chronometre Royal” 18kt Gold Open-face Watch, Geneve, no. 360174, c. 1910, enamel Roman numeral dial marked “Chronometre Royal, Vacheron & Constantin, Geneve,” gold hands, stemwind, stem-set movement marked with model name, number, maker’s name, and location as above, in an engine-turned open-face case, dia. 57 mm, 135g. $2,000-3,000

73 James Nardin 18kt Gold Open-face Watch, Locle, Switzerland, no. 10758, enamel roman numeral dial with five minute markings, sunk seconds, and marked “James Nardin, Locle,” stem-wind, pin-set, damascened nickel movement marked with maker’s name, location, and number as above, cuvette marked as the movement, dia. 48 mm, 103g. $1,000-1,500 74 18kt Gold Split-second Chronograph, Switzerland, no. 4302, retailed by A. Stowell & Co., Boston, enamel arabic numeral dial with outer minute and 1/5 seconds rings, subsidiary seconds and elapsed minutes dials, blued-steel hands, damascened nickel movement marked for retailer and “Swiss, No. 4302, Adjusted,” inner and outer covers marked with movement serial number and “18K,” dia. 50 mm, 97g. $800-1,200

75 Bailey, Banks & Biddle 18kt Gold Openface Watch, Switzerland, no. 18017, marked for retailer, enamel arabic numeral dial marked “The Bailey Banks & Biddle Co.,” pierced gold hands, stem-wind, stem-set, damascened nickel movement marked for retailer and “18017, 21 Jewels, Adjusted,” inside of cover marked with serial number, retailer’s name, and “18K,” dia. 46 mm, 82g. $600-800 76 Omega “960” 18kt Gold Open-face Watch, Switzerland, no. 35155373, enamel roman numeral dial marked “Omega, Geneve,” stemwind, stem-set movement marked “Omega Swiss, 35155373, 960,” in a plain open-face case, dia. 45 mm, 60g. $150-250

77 Audemars Piguet 18kt Gold Minute Repeater Open-face Watch, Switzerland, no. 131310, retailed by Benedict Brothers, New York, enamel arabic numeral dial with red five minute marks, pierced gold hands, stem-wind, stem-set, Swiss bar-type movement marked with number as above and for the retailer, repeat slider recessed into case band on left, all in a plain 18kt gold case, dia. 47 mm, 77g. $3,000-5,000

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78 International Watch Co. 18kt Gold Open-face Watch, Switzerland, no. 490254, enamel roman numeral dial marked “International Watch Co.,” gold hour, minute, and seconds hands, stem-wind, pinset movement with frosted plates, engine-turned case back, cuvette and rear cover marked with matching numbers and “18K,” dia. 55 mm, 107g. $800-1,200

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79 Charles Jacot 18kt Gold Hunter Case Watch, Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, no. 6437, enamel roman numeral dial, gold hands, key-wind, key-set movement marked “Chas. E. Jacot, Chaux-deFonds, No. 6437, Improved Straight Line Lever, Full Jewelled in Fine Rubies,” in an engine-turned hunter case, all in an ebonized wooden box, dia. 49 mm, 103g. $1,000-1,500 80 Savoye & Son 18kt Gold Open-face Watch, no. 2101, retailed by S.J. Sherwood, Chicago, engine-turned gold-tone dial with incised roman numerals, key-wind, key-set, Swiss bar-type movement engraved “Savoye & Son, No. 2101,” cuvette engraved “Detached Lever, J.S. Sherwood, Chicago, Ill., Fully Jewelled,” dia. 51 mm, 91g. $400-600

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81 Swiss 14kt Gold Hunter Case Watch, no. 37582, enamel roman numeral dial with sunk seconds, gold-tone hands, unmarked stem-wind, leverset, bar-type movement, cuvette marked in part “ANCRE, Ligne droite, 17 Rubis,” in an engineturned hunter case, dia. 51 mm, 85g. $200-400


82 Benedict Brothers 18kt Gold Minute Repeater Open-face Watch, Switzerland, no. 5711, marked for retailer “Benedict Brothers, New York,” enamel double sunk arabic numeral dial marked “Benedict Brothers,” stem-wind, stem-set, bar-type movement, minute repeat on two gongs activated by slider on case band, in a plain gold case with hinged bezel, back, and cuvette, dia. 50 mm, 91g. $1,500-2,000 83 Girard-Perregaux 18kt Gold Hunter Case Watch, Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, enamel roman numeral dial with sunk seconds and inner red markings for hours 13-24, and signed “Girard-Perregaux, Chaux-deFonds,” frosted plates, stem-wind, stem-set, movement marked with maker’s name, in a plain hunter case, dia. 54 mm, 105g. $500-700 84 Patek Philippe 18kt Gold Open-face Watch for Shreve & Co., Geneva, no. 96669, enamel arabic numeral dial marked “Shreve & Co., San Francisco,” stem-wind, stem-set movement marked “Patek, Philippe & Co., No. 96669, Geneva, Pat. Jan 13, 1897, Adjusted, Shreve & Co. San Francisco,” in a plain openface case, dia. 47 mm, 81g. $800-1,200

85 Patek Philippe & Co. 18kt Gold Open-face Watch, Switzerland, no. 182832, c. 1947, double sunk gold-tone arabic numeral dial with engine-turned center, stem-wind, stemset movement marked “eighteen (18) Jewels, Eight (8) Adjustments, No. 182832, PATEK, PHILIPPE & Co., Geneva, Switzerland,” in Patek Philippe open-face case no. 401497, dia. 44 mm, 53g. $800-1,200 86 Henry Beguelin 18kt Gold Hunter Case Watch, Locle, Switzerland, no. 53295, enamel roman numeral dial with sunk seconds, keywind, key-set, bar-type movement, cuvette marked with maker’s name, number, and location as above, in an engraved and engineturned hunter case, dia. 43 mm, 59g. $300-400 87 Tiffany & Co. 18kt Gold Open-face Lady’s Watch, New York, no. 13505, enamel arabic numeral dial marked “Tiffany & Co., New York,” with red five minute markings, stem-wind, stem-set movement marked with maker’s name, location, and number above, open-face case with inside of back cover marked “K18, Tiffany & Co., 13505,” dia. 37 mm, 47g. $500-700

88 Rolex 18kt Gold Demi-hunter Case Watch, Geneva, no. 741156, c. 1932, unsigned enamel arabic numeral dial, blued-steel hands, stem-wind, stem-set movement marked “Rolex, Swiss Made, Timed in 6 Positions for All Climates, 17 Seventeen Rubies,” all in a gold demi-hunter case, dia. 44 mm, 64g. $800-1,200 89 Custom-made 18kt Gold Triple Calendar Hunter Case Watch, Switzerland, no. 20860, c. 1887, enamel roman numeral dial with subsidiary day-of-the-week, day-of-themonth, and seconds dials, and an opening for the month, pierced gold hands, unmarked, stem-wind, lever-set bar-type movement, cuvette marked “Fabricado Especialmente Para Jose L. Vernengo, Noviembre 1887, No. 20860,” engine-turned case with front cover monogrammed, dia. 55 mm, 137g. $1,000-1,500

90 Zenith 18kt Gold Open-face Watch, Switzerland, no. 1818940, enamel roman numeral dial marked “Zenith,” gold-tone hands, stem-wind, stem-set movement marked with maker’s name and serial number as above, engine-turned rear cover, cuvette marked in part “Grand Prix Paris 1900, 16 Rubis, Balancier Compense, Spiral Breguet,” in original leather-covered case, dia. 56 mm, 130g. $800-1,200 91 Patek Philippe 18kt Gold Open-face Watch, Geneva, no. 85792, enamel roman numeral dial marked “Patek Philippe & Co., Geneve,” stem-wind, pin-set movement marked with maker’s name, location, and number as above, in an engine-turned, open-face case, dia. 51 mm, 96g. $1,000-1,500 92 Jaeger-LeCoultre 18kt Gold Open-face Watch, Switzerland, no. 2203700, silver-tone dial with baton indicators, gold hands, stemwind, and stem-set movement in an 18kt gold case, dia. 41 mm, 34g, with a 14kt gold chain, 7.3g. $600-800 93 Quarter-repeating 18kt Gold Open-face Watch, c. 1865, enamel roman numeral dial with sunk seconds, blued-steel hands, unmarked key-wind, key-set movement with quarter-repeat activated by slider on case band, cuvette engraved for presentation, in a fully engraved case, dia. 46 mm, 79g. $700-900

94 18kt Gold Quarter-repeating Chronograph Hunter Case Watch, probably Switzerland, c. 1890, enamel roman numeral dial, bluedsteel hands, stem-wind, pin-set chronograph movement with quarter-repeat, button for chronograph and slider for repeat on case band, in a case with both covers and cuvette marked “0.755, 18C,” dia. 51 mm, 115g. $1,000-1,500 95 International Watch Co. 18kt Gold Openface Watch, Switzerland, no. 714582, c. 1905, double sunk enamel arabic numeral dial marked “International Watch Co.,” gold-tone hands, stem-wind, pin-set movement marked with maker’s logo and number above, cuvette marked in part “Grand Prix Milan 1906,” in an engine-turned open-face case, dia. 53 mm, 97g. $800-1,200 96 Vacheron Constantin 18kt Gold Open-face Watch, Geneva, no. 380050, enamel arabic numeral dial marked “Vacheron & Constantin, Geneve,” gold hands, stem-wind, stemset movement marked with maker’s name, location, and number as above, in a plain open-face case, dia. 53 mm, 91g. $800-1,200 97 Ducommun 18kt Gold Hunter Case Watch, Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, no. 24177, enamel roman numeral dial, pierced, bluedsteel hands, unmarked key-wind, key-set movement, cuvette marked with maker’s name, location, number above and “Straight Line, Fully Jewelled,” in a fully engraved hunter case, dia. 44 mm, 57g. $700-900 98 Tiffany & Co. 18kt Gold Open-face Watch, made by Hamilton, no. 1831569, gold-tone roman numeral dial marked “Tiffany & Co.,” blued-steel Breguet-style hands, stem-wind, stem-set, Hamilton “920” movement with number above, in a plain open-face case, dia. 47 mm, 74g. $400-600

99 Leroy 18kt Gold Doctor’s Chronograph Open-face Watch, Paris, no. 152351, enamel dial with outer edge marked “Gradue Pour Une Observation De 30 Pulsations,” subsidiary seconds and elapsed minute dials, gold hour, minute and seconds hands, blued sweep center seconds and elapsed minute hands, unmarked movement, cuvette marked with number above and “Leroy & Fils, 35 Avenue De L’Opera, Paris,” plain open-face case, dia. 51 mm, 85g. $1,000-1,500

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100 Tiffany & Co. 18kt Gold Open-face Watch, Switzerland, c. 1905, enamel arabic numeral dial marked “Tiffany & Co.,” blued-steel Breguet-style hands, bar-type movement marked “Tiffany & Co., New York, Swiss,” in a plain open-face case, dia. 45 mm, 59g. $300-500 101 International Watch Co. 14kt Gold Openface Watch, Schaffenhausen, Switzerland, no. 904775, gold-tone arabic numeral dial marked “International Watch Co., Schaffenhausen,” stem-wind, stem-set, bar-type movement marked with company logo and number as above, in a plain open-face case, dia. 48 mm, 62g. $200-400 102 Ulysse Nardin 18kt Gold Hunter Case Watch, Locle, Switzerland, no. 119620, enamel arabic numeral dial marked “Ulysse Nardin, Locle & Geneve, Suisse,” stem-wind, stem-set, bar-type movement marked with maker’s name, location, and number as above, in a plain hunter case, dia. 46 mm, 64g. $400-600

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103 Welsh & Bro. 18kt Gold Hunter Case Watch, by Vacheron Constantin for retailer, no. 300764, enamel arabic numeral dial with red five minute marks marked for retailer, pierced gold hands, stem-wind, stem-set, bar-type movement marked with number as above and “Made Specially for Welsh & Bro, Baltimore, Md. by Vacheron Constantin, Swiss, Adjusted,” dia. 46 mm, 85g. $500-700 104 Arnold Adams & Co. 14kt Gold Hunter Case Watch, London, no. 33425, enamel roman numeral dial marked “Improved Patent Lever,” key-wind, key-set, bar-type movement, in a fully engraved hunter case, dia. 56 mm, 120g. $300-500 105 Tiffany & Co. 18kt Gold Open-face Watch, Switzerland, no. 82401, enamel arabic numeral dial with red five minute markings, stem-wind, stem-set movement marked “Tiffany & Co., No. 82401, Made in Switzerland,” in a plain open-face case, dia. 47 mm, 67g. $500-700

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106 Patek Philippe “Chronometro Gondolo” 18kt Gold Open-face Watch, Geneva, no. 168782, enamel roman numeral dial marked “Patek Philippe & Cie, Geneve, Chronometro Gondolo,” sunk seconds and gold hands, stem-wind and stem-set movement with gold wheels and lever escapement, marked with maker, location, and number as above, 18kt rose gold engine-turned case with cuvette engraved with information above and “Fabricado escpressamente para Gondolo Labouriau, Relojoeiros, Rio-De-Janeiro,” dia. 51 mm, 99g. $2,000-3,000 107 J.W. Benson Open-face Watch, London, no. 56979, silver-tone arabic numeral dial marked “J.W. Benson, London,” stem-wind, stem-set movement, in a plain open-face platinum case, dia. 41 mm. $150-250


108 Omega 14kt Gold Hunter Case Watch, Switzerland, no. 3834897, enamel double sunk dial, pierced gold hands, stem-wind, stem-set movement with frosted gold-tone plates, in an engine-turned Omega hunter case, dia. 52 mm, 96g. $700-900

109 Patek Philippe & Co. 18kt Gold Open-face Watch, Geneva, no. 93112, c. 1892, enamel roman numeral dial marked “Patek, Philippe & Co., Geneve,” stem-wind, stem-set movement marked with maker’s name, location, and number as above, cuvette engraved as the movement, in an engine-turned open-face case, dia. 51 mm, 101g. $1,000-1,500 110 English 18kt Gold Open-face Watch, c. 1900, no. 205625, unsigned enamel roman numeral dial, stem-wind, pin-set movement marked with the number as above and the retailer “A Cleaver, Pontesbury,” in an openface case with cuvette fully engraved for presentation and case back with elaborate monogram, dia. 47 mm, 88g. Note: The full text of the presentation: “Presented to sergeant H.O. Brown by numerous friends on his return from The South African Campaign as a token of their appreciation of the yeoman service he rendered to his country. Pontesford, July 25: 1901” $500-700 111 IWC and Bucherer 14kt Gold Swiss Openface Watches, Switzerland, 20th century, both with stem-wind, stem-set movements and 14kt gold open-face cases, the Bucherer with silver-tone dial and baton indicators, dia. 42 mm, 29g, the International Watch Company with gold-tone arabic numeral dial, dia. 47 mm, 56g. $400-600 112 14kt Gold Minute-repeating Chronograph Hunter Case Watch, Switzerland, no. 203064, enamel arabic numeral dial with outer fifth second markings, pierced gold hands, center-mounted chronograph hand, stemwind, lever-set movement with minute repeat and chronograph buttons of the case band, in a rose gold hunter case, dia. 58 mm, 120g. $1,500-2,500

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113 A. Eppner & Cie. 14kt Gold Quarterrepeating Open-face Watch, Breslau, c. 1900, enamel arabic numeral dial, pierced gold hands, stem-wind, pin-set movement with frosted gilt plates and repeat on two gongs, repeat activated by button in crown, in a plain rose gold open-face case, dia. 54 mm, 114g. $1,000-1,500

114 Tavannes Cronometro Escasany 18kt Gold Pulse Timing Watch, Switzerland, enamel dial marked “Gradue Pour 30 Pulsations, Cronometro Escasany, Suisse,” with subsidiary seconds and elapsed minutes dials, outer beats per minute ring with sweep center indicator, stem-wind, stem-set, movement with chronometer hand activated by crownmounted button, in an 18kt gold open-face case, dia. 49 mm, 82g. $300-500 115 Vacheron Constantin 18kt White Gold Open-face Watch, Geneva, Switzerland, no. 406866, silver-tone dial with applied arabic numerals, stem-wind, stem-set movement marked with maker’s name, location and number as above and “(18) eighteen jewels, (8) eight adjustments, Swiss,” in a white gold open-face case, dia. 44 mm, 49g. $400-600

116 Silver Key-wind Open-face Watch and French Pedometer, the watch with double sunk roman numeral dial, unmarked key-wind, key-set, cylinder escapement movement in an open-face case marked “0.935,” dia. 51 mm, and a pedometer by Palo Co. with dials for yards, miles, tens of miles, and thousands of miles, dia. 46 mm. $150-250 117 Two Gold Watch Chains, one in 18kt gold composed of flattened chunky links, lg. 15, 27.8g, and one in 14kt with elongated square links, lg. 12 in., 8.6g. $500-700

118 International Watch Co. 18kt Gold Openface Watch, Switzerland, no. 364763, c. 1905, enamel arabic numeral dial marked “International Watch Co.,” gold hour and minute hands, blued-steel seconds, stemwind, pin-set movement with frosted plates, engine-turned case back, cuvette and rear cover marked with matching numbers and “18K,” in original leather-covered case, dia. 53 mm, 112g. $800-1,200

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119 LeCoultre 14kt Gold Galaxy Mystery Dial Watch, Vacheron Constantin, c. 1950, dial with diamond indexes, signed “LeCoultre,” case back engraved “Vacheron Constantin/ LeCoultre Watches Inc./14K gold,” 17-jewel movement marked “VXN” and “1274180,” with original black leather strap marked “LeCoultre,” dia. 33 mm. $600-800 120 18kt Gold Omega “Automatic Chronometre,” movement no. 10804094, case no. 10808094, model 2498, dauphine hands, diamond-shaped indexes and sunk seconds, dia. 34 mm. $700-900 121 18kt Gold Rolex Cellini 6623 Wristwatch, 37 mm dia. 18kt gold case, roman numeral mother-of-pearl dial, 18kt gold mesh bracelet with folding buckle, quartz movement, box, and pamphlet. $1,000-1,500

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122 Omega Speedmaster Automatic Chronograph, caliber 1155, ref. 175-0043, stainless steel snap-back case with gold tachymeter, pushers, and crown, minute, hour, and subsidiary seconds, 17-jewel, 7750 automatic movement, with original leather strap, dia. 38 mm. $600-800 123 Three 14kt Gold Wristwatches, black dial Longines, a silvered dial LeCoultre, both with seconds and 17-jewel manual-wind movements, and a rectangular Lord Elgin 21-jewel manual wind, dia. 31.5 mm. $200-300 124 Universal Geneve Compax Chronograph, reference 22209, manual-wind 17-jewel caliber 281 movement, 33 mm dia. stainless steel screw-back case. $800-1,200

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125 Bedat No. 7 Stainless Steel Dual Time Zone Wristwatch, Geneva, Switzerland, rectangular curved case with arabic numeral guilloche pattern dial marked as above with blued-steel hands, second time zone at the 6 o’clock, and date at the 12 o’clock sapphire crystal, screw-back marked “reference 787/ No. 0360,” automatic ETA movement, with original leather strap and buckle. $200-300

126 18kt Gold Ultra Thin Audemars Piguet Wristwatch, 1329, 17-jewel manual-wind movement, dia. 31.5 mm. $700-900 127 Five Quartz Wristwatches, a Tag Heuer 1000 in a coral and gold-tone case, a Tag Heuer 2000 chronograph, a Hamilton 9704A chronograph, a Baum & Mercier brushed steel and gold-tone watch, and a Movado white dial chronograph. $200-300


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128 Three Gerald Genta Walt Disney “Les Fantaisies” Watches, stainless steel and gold cases and bands, two Mickey Mouse examples with roman numeral dials, and one Minnie Mouse, screw-back cases, and quartz movements, dia. 27 and 35 mm. $300-500 129 Two Jean Lassale 18kt Gold Mickey Mouse Watches, both with mother-of-pearl roman numeral dial, 18kt gold snap-back case, and quartz movement, one with original leather strap, case, and warranty booklet, 33 mm. $1,000-1,500

130 18kt Gold Vacheron Constantin Wristwatch, case reference no. 6903, 18-jewel manualwind movement, screw-back case on a crocodile leather strap with a tang buckle, dia. 34 mm. $700-900 131 Baily, Banks & Biddle Converted Wristwatch, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, arabic numeral porcelain dial marked as above with sunk seconds, crown at 12 o’clock, presentation back with damascened plates reading as above and “Swiss,” bimetallic manual-wind pocket watch movement, with leather strap, dia. 44 mm. $200-300

132 Bedat & Co. Stainless Steel No. 7 Wristwatch, Geneve, Switzerland, rectangular curved case with roman numeral guilloche pattern dial marked as above with blued-steel hands, sapphire crystal, screw-back marked “reference 788/No. 2588,” automatic ETA movement, with original leather strap and buckle. $200-300

136 Tiffany & Co. Triple Date Desk Clock, Switzerland, 4 1/2-in. silvered dial with applied roman numerals, day-of-the-week, day-of-themonth, and month subsidiary dials, reading “Tiffany & Co. 15 Jewel 8” above the sunk moon phase indicator, mounted to a gimbaled brass base, eight-day 15-jewel movement, ht. 6 in. $100-150

133 Patek Philippe “Ellipse D’or” Solar Clock, Switzerland, case no. 1804156, rectangular gilt-brass case with curved tambour ends, oval bezel around dark blue dial marked “Patek Philippe, Geneve,” with applied gold baton indicators, solar panel to power the clock inset in the top, clock ht. 8 in. $1,000-1,500

137 Miniature Time-only Carriage Clock and Carrying Case, France, c. 1890, brass and beveled glass case with top-mounted handle, enamel arabic numeral dial, eight-day timeonly movement regulated by a lever-platform escapement, all in a velvet-lined leather carrying case, ht. with handle extended 3 1/2 in. $200-300

134 3-inch Paperweight Ball Clock, France, no. 139444, glass ball with pocket-watch-style crown and stem, enamel roman numeral dial with subsidiary seconds, eight-day, stemwind, pin-set, time-only movement marked as above, ht. with bow extended 5 in. $300-400 135 4-inch Paperweight Ball Clock, probably Switzerland, glass ball with pocket-watch-style crown, stem, and bow, copper-tone roman numeral dial with subsidiary seconds, eightday, stem-wind, pin-set, time-only movement, ht. with bow extended 6 in. $300-400

138 Grand Sonnerie Carriage Clock with Alarm, France, brass and beveled glass case, enamel roman numeral dial with subsidiary alarm dial below, top-mounted handle and repeat on command button, eight-day time, grand sonnerie strike, and alarm movement regulated by a platform escapement, ht. with handle extended 6 1/2 in., all in a velvet-lined carrying case. $800-1,200

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141 Michael Rupp & Co. Two-day Marine Chronometer, New York, no. 1592, 4-in. silvered dial marked with maker’s name, location, and number as above, subsidiary seconds and up/down indicator dials, chain fusee movement with helical hairspring, split bimetallic balance, and spring detent, in a heavy brass bowl, all in a glazed, brassbound, mahogany box, ht. 7 3/4 in. $300-400

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139 Carriage Clock with Sweep Center Seconds, France, brass and heavy beveled glass case with top-mounted carrying handle and repeat button, enamel roman numeral dial with subsidiary alarm dial, eight-day, time, strike, and alarm movement with repeat on command, all regulated by a platform lever escapement, ht. with handle extended 7 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

140 Peter L de Mory Gray Two-day Marine Chronometer, no. 628, 222 Water Street Cor., Beekman, New York, 4-in. silvered dial with subsidiary seconds and up/down indicator dials and marked as above, chain fusee movement with helical hairspring, split bimetallic balance and spring detent, in a gimbaled brass bowl, housed in the bottom tier of a brass-bound wooden box, ht. 4 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

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142 Charles Frodsham Double Balance Twoday Chronometer, London, no. 1707, No. 7 Pavement, Finsbury Square, 4-in. silvered twenty-four-hour dial with subsidiary seconds and up/down indicator marked with maker’s name, location, and number as above, full plate, chain fusee movement with helical hairspring, dual split bimetallic balance with adjusting screws and sprig detent escapement, in a fully gimbaled brass bowl, all housed in a three-tier mahogany box with plaque marked “Double Balance Chronometer by Charles Frodsham,” ht. 6 1/2 in. $2,000-2,500

142A Longines Silver Deck Watch for the British Military, Switzerland, no. 2975819, silvertone dial with arabic numerals and subsidiary seconds and 36 hour up/down indicator, blued-steel hands, 17-jewel, stem-wind, stemset movement adjusted to five positions, in a .800 silver case, dia. 68 mm, 219g, with inner and outer wooden boxes. $700-900


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143 Dent Two-day Marine Chronometer, no. 49872, “Maker to the Queen,” 61 Strand & 4 Royal Exchange, London, 4-in. silvered dial marked with maker’s name, location, and number as above, subsidiary seconds and up/ down indicator dials, chain fusee movement with helical hairspring, Dent’s balance, and spring detent, in a fully gimbaled brass bowl, all housed in a glazed, three-tier mahogany box with an enameled disc on the front marked “Dent 49872,” ht. 7 3/4 in. $3,000-5,000 144 Henry Appleton Two-day Marine Chronometer, no. 506, 15 King Street, London, 3 1/2-in. silvered dial with subsidiary seconds and up/down indicator dials marked with maker’s name, location, and number as above and outside the chapter ring “For Arthur Stewart, New York,” chain fusee movement with helical hairspring, split bimetallic balance and spring detent, mounted in a fully gimbaled brass bowl, all housed in a three-tier glazed and brass-bound mahogany box, ht. 6 1/4 in. $1,000-2,000

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145 Dent Eight-day Marine Chronometer, London, “Chronometer Maker to the Queen,” no. 2286, 4 1/2-in. silvered dial with subsidiary seconds and up/down indicator dials, marked with maker’s name, location, and number as above, blued-steel hands, chain fusee movement with helical hairspring, split bimetallic balance with adjusting screws, and a spring detent, in a fully gimbaled brass bowl, all housed in a glazed three-tier mahogany box with a dual Fahrenheit and Reaumur thermometer in the second tier and an enameled plaque on the front marked “DENT 2286,” ht. 7 1/2 in. $4,000-6,000 146 Hamilton Factory Glass Twelve-hour Marine Chronometer Dial Plate, part no. 42030, dial dia. image 4 in. $100-150 147 Twenty-seven Hamilton Chronometer Dials, twenty-three 4-in. roman numeral brass dials reading “Wind-up/Wound/Hamilton Lancaster Penna. U.S.A.,” four reading “Hamilton Lancaster Penna. U.S.A Quartz,” in factory envelopes, some still sealed. $200-400

148 Martin Cheney Tavern Wall Clock, Windsor, Vermont, c. 1805, mahogany case with ebonized turned wooden bezel over the 16-in. painted iron roman numeral dial marked “M. Cheney/Windsor Vermont,” lower door with glazed pendulum aperture, eight-day time-only movement powered by an iron weight and regulated by a pendulum, ht. 33 in. $1,500-2,500 149 J.C. Brown Mahogany Ripple-front Steeple Clock, Forestville, Connecticut, c. 1848, mahogany veneered case with ripple door and case front, lower glass marked “Smithsonian Institute, Washington,” dial and interior case label marked with maker’s name and location, eight-day time and strike movement, ht. 20 in. $200-250 150 S. Willard-style Timepiece or “Banjo” Clock, mahogany case with gilt rope-molded frames enclosing the reverse-painted glasses, throat glass flanked by brass side ornaments, cast brass bezel over the painted iron roman numeral dial, eight-day time-only movement powered by an iron weight and regulated by a pendulum, ht. 33 in. $400-600

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151 Joshua Wilder Dwarf Clock, Hingham, Massachusetts, c. 1820, mahogany and mahogany veneer case, non-removable hood with pierced fret joining plinths with brass finials, turned freestanding columns flanking the painted iron roman numeral dial marked “Wilder/Hingham,” calendar dial below center, blued-steel hands, molded rectangular waist door, all on bracket feet, eight-day time and strike movement with simple calendar powered by two lead weights and regulated by a pendulum, ht. 49 in. $10,000-15,000 152 Chauncey Jerome Gilt Gallery Clock, Connecticut, c. 1850, carved and gilt case with hinged wooden bezel over the 16-in. painted zinc roman numeral dial marked “Presented by HORATIO LESEUR Jan. 1st 1864,” eight-day, spring-powered, time-only movement regulated by a pendulum, dia. 22 in. $800-1,200

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153 Nathanial Mulliken Cherry Tall Clock, Lexington, Massachusetts, c. 1765, composite brass dial with silvered phoenix boss in the arch and name boss below engraved “Nath. Mulliken/Lexington,” silvered roman numeral chapter ring, recessed seconds and date dials, sarcophagus top case with freestanding columns (not attached), serpentine-top waist door all on a two-stage molded base, eight-day time and hour strike movement with pendulum and two brass weights, ht. 88 in. $12,000-18,000

153A Joshua Wilder Mahogany and Mahogany Veneer Tall Clock, Hingham, Massachusetts, c. 1815, with pierced fret above the freestanding fluted columns, inlaid hood door, 12-in. painted roman numeral iron dial signed “Joshua Wilder/Hingham,” diamondpattern steel hands, raised gilt and floral-decorated spandrels, and a rocking ship in the arch, beadededge full-length waist door with bookmatched and contrasting veneer inlay, flanked by fluted quarter columns, base with similar waist door inlay and flared French feet, eight-day time and hour strike movement with rear pierced plate and solid front plate mechanism, regulated by a brass-faced pendulum and two tin-cased weights, ht. with finial 90 in. Literature: For information on Joshua Wilder and a closely related example with similar case inlay, see Jobe, Sullivan, and O‘Brien, Harbor & Home, p. 271. Note: Original Walter H. Durfee & Co. letter to a Mr. Everett, reading in part “Regarding the hall clock which you purchased from Geo. Lansing, 2nd, in the later part of January I would advise that I purchased this clock in Hingham, Mass. in 1917 and sold it to Willard I. Lansing, his father,” accompanies the lot. $15,000-25,000

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154 Lemuel Curtis Mahogany and Parcel-gilt Girandole Clock, Concord, Massachusetts, c. 1816, giltwood carved eagle above the 8-in. convex roman numeral painted iron dial with raised dot decoration on the outer edge, brass side ornaments flanking the rope-twist moldings and enclosing the foliate decorated eglomise reverse painted tablet with a spreadwing eagle and marked “Patent Leml. Curtis,” terminating in a carved gilt pedestal, eight-day time-only movement stamped “L. Curtis,” regulated by cast brass pendulum, ht. 46 in. see detail on interior back cover $7,000-9,000

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155 Mark Leavenworth & Son Pillar & Scroll Shelf Clock, Waterbury, Connecticut, mahogany scroll-top case over turned freestanding columns flanking the full-length glazed door, painted wood arabic numeral dial, lower tablet with reverse-painted glass depicting a country estate, inner label marked in part “Improved Clocks, Made and Sold by Mark Leavenworth & Son, Waterbury, Connecticut,” wood, thirty-hour time and strike movement powered by two cast iron weights and regulated by a pendulum, ht. 31 in. $1,000-1,500

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156 Elnathan Taber Mahogany Patent Timepiece or “Banjo” Clock, Roxbury, c. 1815, cast brass bezel opens to the roman numeral painted iron dial marked “E. Taber/ Roxbury,” blued-steel diamond-shaped hands, gilt rope-molded frames enclose red- and gilt-decorated reverse-painted tablets, lower tablet with an eagle above the crosshatched pendulum aperture, single mahogany backboard, eight-day time-only brass movement with through-bolt case attachment and T-bridge pendulum suspension, powered by a lead weight and regulated by a pendulum, ht. 33 in. $400-600


157 Sawin & Dyer Gilt-front Lyre Clock, Boston, c. 1825, painted roman numeral iron dial signed “Sawin & Dyer/Boston” above gilt and mahogany lyre-form midsection with replaced reverse-painted glasses, eight-day, time-only, weight-driven brass movement, regulated by a brass-faced pendulum, ht. 40 in. $600-800

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158 Simon Willard & Son No. 4449 Patent Timepiece or “Banjo” Clock, c. 1832, mahogany case with half-round moldings encasing the reverse-painted glasses, painted roman numeral dial signed “Simon Willard & Son/No 4449,” eight-day brass T-bridge movement, interior paper label inked “This Clock Was Bought 1832 for $14 by Jos. Grin(?)... and J.E. Williams (?)... in Boston,” lg. 29 in. $500-700

159 Benjamin Morrill New Hampshire Mirror Clock, Boscawen, New Hampshire, full-length beveled mahogany veneered door, upper glass a reverse-painted dial surround over the 7 1/2-in. painted iron dial marked “Warranted by Benj. Morrill, Boscawen,” lower tablet a looking glass, brass, eight-day, time-only, wheelbarrow movement powered by a cast iron weight and regulated by a pendulum, ht. 29 3/4 in. $3,000-5,000 160 Ephraim Downes Mahogany Pillar and Scroll Shelf Clock, Bristol, Connecticut, c. 1825, scroll-top case with freestanding turned columns flanking the full-length glazed door, painted wood roman numeral dial, lower reverse-painted glass of a village scene, maker’s label inside states in part: “Manufacture by Ephraim Downes for George Mitchell,” wooden thirty-hour time and strike movement with two cast iron weights and a pendulum, ht. 31 in. $400-500

161 Martin Cheney Wood-front Patent Timepiece or “Banjo” Clock, Windsor, Vermont, c. 1805, mahogany veneered case with carved wood finial and plinth over the painted iron roman numeral dial marked “M. Cheney, Windsor Vermont,” carved wood side ornaments, wood panels in throat and lower door, eight-day time-only movement with recoil escapement powered by a lead weight and regulated by a pendulum, ht. 34 in. $4,000-6,000

162 Curtis & Dunning-style Timepiece or “Banjo” Clock, 20th century, mahogany and mahogany veneer case, turned wood bezel over the painted iron roman numeral dial marked “Warranted by Curtis & Dunning/ Burlington, Vt,” pierced steel hands, eight-day time-only movement powered by a cast iron weight and regulated by a pendulum, ht. 32 in. $1,000-1,500

165 International Time Recording Co. Clock, Endicott, New York, oak case with glazed door, 10-in. silvered tone dial with up/down indicator and subsidiary seconds, eight-day time-only movement powered by two springs and regulated by a pendulum, with lower recording mechanism and bell program wheel, ht. 46 in. $200-300

163 Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co. Mahogany “Banjo” Clock, Waltham, Massachusetts, gilt cast eagle finial above the arabic numeral painted iron dial marked as above, reversepainted patriotic glasses surrounded my cross-banded mahogany veneered flat paneled frames, eight-day, time-only brass movement marked “Waltham Clock Co. U.S.A.,” regulated by a pendulum and iron weight, lg. 34 in. $800-1,200

166 Waterbury Regulator No. 4 Walnut Wall Clock, Waterbury, Connecticut, c. 1890, gallery top over the 10-in. painted zinc roman numeral dial, full-length glazed door, brass, eight-day movement with deadbeat escapement marked “Waterbury Clock Co., 22,” powered by two brass-cased weights and regulated by a pendulum, ht. 48 in. $600-800

164 Elmer O. Stennes Mahogany Patent Timepiece or “Banjo” Clock, Weymouth, Massachusetts, cast brass eagle finial above the roman numeral painted aluminum dial marked as above, cross-banded veneered frame enclose the reverse-painted patriotic glasses, terminating in a lower carved pedestal, eight-day time-only movement regulated by a brass-faced pendulum bob and powered by a cast iron weight, ht. 42 in. $600-800

167 Howard & Davis No. 5 “Banjo” Clock, Boston, rosewood grain-painted cherry case with a roman numeral painted iron dial marked as above, black, and gilt reverse-painted glasses, unmarked damascened eight-day time-only movement, regulated by a wooden rod and pendulum bob, and powered by an cast iron weight marked “V,” lg. 29 in. $500-700

168 Bradley & Hubbard Blinking-eye Lion Clock, Meridian, Connecticut, 19th century, original painted cast iron surface, 2 1/2-in. paper dial, and eyes, thirty-hour, time-only, skeletonized brass movement, ht. 8 1/2 in. $1,500-2,500

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175 James Butler Mahogany Longcase Clock, Bolton, England, c. 1760-80, inset eglomise glass panels adorn the swan’s-neck dentilmolded decorated hood, freestanding, Corinthian reeded columns flanking the 14 1/2-in. roman numeral painted iron dial reading “James Butler, Bolton” above the moon phase and lunar calendar, swagdecorated spandrels, with day-of-the-month calendar in the center, fully carved and decorated case with gothic-style waist door, applied lower panel all resting on bracket feet, eight-day time and hour strike movement, regulated by an iron pendulum, and two associated weights, ht. 100 in. $2,000-3,000

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169 Carved Walnut-cased “Neptune Chelsea” Ship’s Bell Clock, retailed by Riggs & Brothers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the apparently unique case carved in high relief and in the round, the crest with Neptune holding his trident, on a base of rockery and marine plants, overall ht. 14 1/4, clock dia. 5 1/2 in.

172 Chelsea “Tambour No. 5” Brass Mantel Clock, Boston, no. 119942, lacquered brass case with a 6 1/2-in. silvered dial with applied arabic numerals, pierced hands, and marked “Chelsea Clock Co. Boston, U.S.A,” eight-day lever movement, wd. 20 1/4 in. $300-500

Provenance: From an eight-generation collection of historical maritime art, antiques, and artifacts. $1,200-1,800

173 Scroll-plate Skeleton Clock, England, c. 1890, skeletonized brass plates, with pierced brass roman numeral chapter ring, eight-day, fusee, time, and drop-off strike movement regulated by a pendulum, on an oval stepped marble and wood base, all under a glass dome, ht. 19 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500

170 Chelsea “Boston” Ship’s Strike Mantel Clock, 7 1/4-in. dia. brass case with hinged bezel, aluminum arabic numeral dial reading as above, eight-day ship’s strike movement, mounted to a mahogany bracket, bracket wd. 14 in. $200-400 171 Fore River Shipbuilding Co. Wall Clock, Quincy, Massachusetts, rose-colored brass case with 9 1/2-in. dia. flared hinged bezel opening to a silvered arabic numeral dial marked as above with seconds bit, springpowered Chelsea time-only movement no. 68557. $300-500

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174 William Clarke Lantern Clock for the Turkish Market, London, arched brass dial with maker’s boss in arch engraved “Wm. Clarke, London,” applied chapter ring with “Turkish” numerals enclosing the matted center, cast spandrels at the corners, posted frame time and strike movement with verge escapement powered by a weight and regulated by a short pendulum, with a later wooden wall bracket, clock ht. 11 in. $400-500

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176 Marble Shelf Clock with Elephants, with 4-in. convex metal arabic numeral dial mounted in a cube of green marble supported by slabs of black marble, all flanked by elephants with raised trunks, eight-day timeonly movement with platform escapement, ht. 10 in. $300-400

177 Charles Cabrier Dual Chime Bracket Clock, London, mahogany veneer dome-top case, brass side carrying handles, glazed doors and side panels, arched composite brass dial with strike/silent in the arch, chime selector for four bells or eight bells, faux pendulum and calendar apertures, and silvered maker’s boss marked “Charles Cabrier, London,” triple fusee time, strike, and chime movement with engraved back plate, recoil escapement, regulated by a pendulum, ht. 27 in. $3,000-5,000 178 Fusee Skeleton Clock, England, c. 1890, with 6-in. silvered pierced roman numeral dial, eight-day, time-only, fusee movement with drop off strike regulated by a pendulum, on a white marble base, ht. 16 in. $400-600


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179 Baudoin Gilt-brass Cartel Wall Clock, Paris, 19th century, with convex enamel arabic numeral dial marked “Baudoin A Paris,” pierced gold-tone hands, gilt-metal case with urn finial over female busts flanking the dial, foliate swags below, fabric-backed pierced brass side sound frets, eight-day, silk thread suspension, time, and countwheel strike movement regulated by a pendulum, ht. 25 in. $1,000-1,500

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180 John McConnell Quarter-chiming Fusee Skeleton Clock, Belfast, silvered roman numeral chapter ring, skeletonized Gothic cathedral-form plates with a nest of eight bells between the towers, triple fusee, time, strike, and quarter-chime on eight bells movement and hour strike on a gong regulated by a twojar mercury pendulum, all on a white marble base and under a glass dome, ht. 26 in. $10,000-12,000

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181 Martin Thomas Mahogany Veneered Longcase Clock, Plymouth Dock, England, arch-top case with freestanding fluted columns flanking the composite brass dial, high water scale in the arch marked “High Water At Ply Mo Dock,” with painted moon phase, roman numeral chapter ring, engraved seconds subsidiary dial, silvered inset calendar aperture and marked below “Martin Thomas Ply Mo Dock,” tombstone-shaped line inlaid waist door above the step molded, and turned front foot base, eight-day time and hour strike movement, regulated by a brass-faced pendulum bob, and two associated weights, ht. 82 in. $2,000-3,000


182 Mahogany Five Tubular Bell Chime Clock, retailed by Nelson H. Brown, Boston, c. 1900, scroll-top case with freestanding columns, flanking the composite brass dial with silvered arabic numeral chapter ring, applied decorated center, and spandrels, moon’s age in arch, full-length beveled glass waist door, inset panel step-molded base, five nickel-plated tubular bells marked “Elite Patent Dec. 4 1900,” eight-day time, strike, and Westminster chime movement, with three brass-cased weights, and a pendulum, ht. 102 in. with finial. $1,000-1,500

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183 Gilt-brass French Figural Mantel Clock, late 19th century, depicting a medieval knight on horseback in combat over the serpentine foliage-decorated case with central roman numeral porcelain dial, eight-day time and countwheel strike mechanism, ht. 22 1/2 in. $200-400

184 Guilmet Mystery Clock, France, c. 1885, gray marble base with incised and gilt floral decoration, 4-in. enamel roman numeral dial, paw front feet, surmounted by a gold-tone classical female statue with upraised arm holding a gilt pendulum with a glass bob which swings without an visible means of impulse, eight-day time and strike movement marked “Brevete GLT S.G.D.C.,” ht. 26 in. Note: Guilmet was granted a patent in 1867 for this type of “mystery” clock. The pendulum is kept in motion by an imperceptible movement of the platform under the statue. Clock is currently running. $2,000-3,000 185 William Moore Mahogany Shelf Clock, Clerkenwell, London, balloon-shaped figured mahogany veneer and satinwood case, with an 8-in. dia. convex white-painted roman numeral dial marked as above, resting on four cast brass bracket feet, eight-day time and hour strike fusee movement with decorated rear plate, regulated by a brass inverted umbrella-shaped pendulum bob with adjustment scale, ht. 18 in. $300-500

186 Fattorini & Son English Fusee Bracket Clock, Bradford, England, c. 1900, architectural case with fluted Corinthian carved columns flanking the arch-top glazed door, pierced side sound frets, composite brass dial with applied silvered roman numeral chapter ring, Chime/Silent, Slow/Fast, and Chime on Eight Bells/Westminster subsidiary dials, matte center and blued-steel hands, eight-day, chain fusee, time, strike, and dual chime on eight bells or five gongs movement regulated by a pendulum, ht. 23 1/2 in. $2,000-3,000

188 Nathaniel Brown Mahogany Longcase Clock, Manchester, England, applied gilt rosette to swan’s-neck hood with inset painted panels above the freestanding reeded columns, 14-in. composite brass dial with lunar calendar, moon phase, and name engraved in the arch, roman numeral chapter ring, seconds, and day-of-the-month calendar subsidiary dials, pierced gilt hands with images of crowns, serpentine-topped waist door, terminating in a simple bracket foot, eight-day time and hour strike movement, ht. 91 in. $800-1,200

187 D. Robertson Mahogany Longcase Clock, Blairgowrie, Scotland, swan’s-neck hood with freestanding fluted columns, roman numeral painted iron dial with fruit decorated arch and spandrels, pierced gilt hands, seconds and calendar subsidiary dials, full-length waist door, all resting on bracket feet, eightday time and hour strike movement, regulated by paint-decorated iron pendulum bob and two cast iron weights, ht. 86 in. $800-1,200

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189 Rare Tiffany & Co. No. 2 Astronomical Master Regulator, c. 1880, carved and applied molded mahogany corner case with a fully glazed hinged door opening to the 15-in. silvered roman numeral dial, inner seconds chapter ring, exposed escapement with engraved “Tiffany & Co. Makers,” pierced blued-steel hands, and applied cast floral spandrels, 6 1/2-in. world time and tidal dials, five 1 1/2-in. alarm dials, and five 3-in. twenty-four hour slave dials, all above the subsidiary calendar dial showing the month, twelve zodiac or astrological signs, day of the week, day of the month and leap years, with engraved aluminum beat scale and thermometer, spring-driven time and quarterhour striking mechanism with rear brass plate marked “Tiffany & Co. Makers 2,” regulated by a single-jar mercury pendulum with regulating knob, ht. 96 in. Provenance: A Lincoln, Massachusetts, collector, Skinner, Sale 1673, Lot 596. Literature: William Dustin and Robert Bishop, The American Clock, p. 86, shows a Tiffany & Co. clock in a Moresque-style case in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Note: Skinner sold a similar cased clock in Sale 1203, April 29–30th, 1988, Lot 506, that housed a fifteen-day movement. $100,000-150,000


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190 Gallo, Agostino (1499-1570) Le Tredici Giornate della Vera Agricoltura & de Piaceri della Villa, Venice: Nicolo Bevilacqua, 1566, octavo, dedication dated 1566, woodcut initials and head-pieces throughout, illustrated with eighteen full-page woodcuts of farming tools and equipment, wood-cutting tools and techniques, winemaking vessels, woodworking tools, and other related articles; bound in full contemporary blind-stamped German tanned calfskin, rebacked (front board nearly detached), housed in a custom-made box, 18th century engraved bookplate pasted inside front board, 8 1/4 x 5 3/4 in. $1,000-1,500

191 Fourteen Brass Apron Hooks, for a leathermaker, framer, gunsmith, goldsmith, shoemaker, locksmith, and upholsterer, two heart-shaped. $200-300 192 Framed Journeyman’s Traveling Passport, c. 1862, document signed by three masters who granted the right to become Compagnons to a clogmaker from Lyon, France, frame ht. 17 3/4, wd. 13 1/4 in. Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 29.

193 Six Bottle Family Carpenter’s or Cabinetmaker’s Tools, Harrietsham, Kent, England, 18th century, a back saw marked on the handle “B B 1785,” a boxwood square marked “x B x Bottle 1760,” with brass blade, a spoke shave marked “Bottle” on both handles and “W B” between the two blade posts, a turned wood-handled screw awl marked “B B” on the underside of the handle, and two molding planes, one marked “F x B,” one dated “1739” and the other “1742.” Literature: For extensive family history on the Bottle family please see Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 121-27. $3,000-5,000

Note: It was mandatory for a traveling journeyman to carry a passport for travel, and to avoid the local taxes and tolls. $100-200

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194 17th Century Armorer’s Saw, Europe, scrolled and decorated iron body dated “1660,” flush-mounted blade, with iron ferrule on wooden handle, lg. 16 in. Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 143. $4,000-6,000 195 18th Century Diminutive Iron Bench Vise, Europe, fleur-de-lis bench mount with two small protruding pins for additional security, ht. 5 1/2 in. Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 155. $200-300

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196 Two Wrought Iron Field Anvils, France, 18th/19th century, rolled or bow-tied stops, lg. 15 to 18 in. $50-100 197 Six Armor-shaping Float Rasps, Europe, 19th century, five with wood handles, various profile blades, lg. 8 to 12 in. $300-500 198 18th Century Armorer’s Saw, Europe, iron frame terminating in a serpent head at one end and a turned wooden handle with tensioning screw at the other, blade lg. 10 in. $1,500-2,000

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199 18th Century German Armorer’s Saw, scroll-cornered iron frame, with a boldly turned wood handle with screw for adjusting and tightening the blade, lg. 18 in. Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 144. $1,500-2,500 200 18th Century Armorer’s Saw, Europe, simple decorated iron frame with mortised brass and turned wood handle, with tension screw at rear, blade lg. 15 in. $1,500-2,000


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201 18th Century Armorer’s Saw, possibly Germany, simply decorated iron frame, turned wood handle with octagonal ferrule, blade lg. 17 in. $2,000-3,000 202 Armorer’s or Gunsmith’s Field Vice, possibly Germany, 17th/18th century, tapered stake with hinged jaws, offset jaws, and screw, lg. 20 in. $400-600 203 16th/17th Century Armorer’s Iron Brace, Europe, decorative iron frame with turned fruitwood head and handle, lg. 15 1/2 in. $2,000-3,000

204 17th Century Armorer’s Axe, France, iron head with dual scrolls marked “G.S. 1613,” with original elm handle.

205 Four Chairmaker’s Profile Planes, France, 19th century, boxwood handles marked “W. Bickmore,” with individual shaped-profile iron blades, lg. 10 in. $200-400 206 Three Early Braces and a Chairmaker’s Level Board, Europe, fruitwood-handled braces with iron blades, and an oval board with a collection of various bored holes and hooked handle, lg. 12 to 21 in. $400-500 207 Two Stairmaker’s Wreath Planes, United Kingdom, 18th century, beechwood bodies with adjustable shoes, bodies stamped “Griffiths Norwich,” the opposing profile iron blades marked “John Green.” Note: This style of plane is discussed in John M. Whelan’s The Wooden Plane, pp. 373-74. $800-1,200

208 18th Century Stairmaker’s Saw, France, the horn-handled oak body marked “1757” in the center, and with the Freemasons’ mark and “IOS” on either side, lg. 12 in. Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 91. $800-1,200 209 Two-handled Stairmaker’s Saw, France, 19th century, iron blade secured between the two-piece 24-in. fruitwood body with dual shaped handles. $200-300 210 Two Stairmaker’s Saws, France, 19th century, both with wood handles, one carved in the profile of a fox, and marked “A Malatrait,” the other marked “L. Petti,” lg. 12 in. $300-500

Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 141. $5,000-7,000

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211 Two Musical Instrument Maker’s Mallets, 19th century, both with turned heads and handles, lg. 6 3/4 and 10 1/2 in. $100-150

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212 Eight Musical Instrument Maker’s Tools, Europe, 19th century, including two piano tuner’s files, one with a carved handle, a diminutive beech-handled drill, and an octagonal threaded gauge. $300-400 213 Four Musical Instrument Maker’s Tools, 19th century, three iron-bladed augers, and a T-handled reamer with inset steel teeth, lg. 8 to 14 in. $200-250 214 Three Pianoforte Maker’s Tools, England, 19th century, a rosewood and steel doubleheaded tuning hammer, geared brass lever marked “S&S Patent,” and a brass head and steel blade Rounder plane. $300-500

215 Eight Violinmaker’s and Miniature Planes, Europe, 19th century, set of three round soled brass violin planes with carved wood wedges, a Dutch whale-shaped wood plane, a miniature shoulder plane marked “W.J. Foote,” and three other brass planes. $3,000-4,000 215

216 Two Brass-mounted Silversmith’s Stakes and Two Hammers, United Kingdom, 19th century, stakes with wooden screw-mount bases, elmwood-handled hammer marked “Lond/Harr,” hammer lg. 8 and 9 1/2 in. $100-200 217 Collection of Watchmaker’s Tools, 19th century, boxed set of pivots, screwdriver, vise, soldering lamps, and movement holders, twenty pieces total. $200-400 218 Brass and Steel Watchmaker’s Roundingup Tool, Switzerland, 19th century, 5 1/2-in. dia. hand-wheel, mahogany crank knob, cutting arbor, and work holder, all on a wooden one-drawer base with cutters, ht. 10 in. $150-200 222

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219 Six Horologist’s Hammers, 19th century, wooden handles and various shape iron heads. $200-300

223 Five Compass Saws, Europe, 19th century, wooden handles and steel blades, one with folding blade, lg. 11 to 16 in. $150-250

220 Eight Watchmaker’s Tools, 19th century, two brass screw plates, spring winder, burnishers, and others. $150-250

224 19th Century Marquetry Saw, probably England, iron frame with 12-in. deep throat, blade adjuster, and shaped walnut handle. $300-500

229 Two Japanese Woodworking Saws, a double-edge pull saw with bamboo-wrapped handle, and a large wide-blade rip saw, lg. 21 to 31 in. $200-300

221 Nine Goldsmith’s Burnishers, 19th century, turned walnut handles with brass ferrules and agate tips, one marked on brass “The WarrenParker Co. Clerkenwell London.” $300-500

225 Large Cross-cut Saw, Switzerland, 60-in. iron blade with simple decorated scrollwork, marked on both sides “IGT,” and illegible date, possibly 1741. $300-500

230 18th Century Carved Rosewood Bow Saw, Europe, frame with floral carving and incised decoration, with engraved leaf blade mounts and flaring wing nuts, blade lg. 14 in. $200-300

222 Boxwood Cabinetmaker’s Bow Saw, France, 19th century, boxwood frame with 10in. throat and carved or rasped and textured grip with pinned toggle, overall lg. 17 1/2 in.

226 Dutch Carpenter’s Saw, 17th/18th century, 30-in. blade with hanging hole, fruitwood shaped and carved cane or pistol-grip handle with brass ferrule. $1,500-3,000

231 Early French Stone-cutting Saw, tapered iron blade, (lacking handle), lg. 78 in. $800-1,200

Literature: L’outil et le Compagnon, pp. 106-7. $800-1,200

228 Four Wood-handled Saws, Europe, 18th/19th century, lg. 16 to 19 in. $150-250

227 Dutch Naval Carpenter’s Saw, finely carved handle with a portrait of a Dutch trader, with a cane- or pistol-grip handle, steel ferrule, and blade, lg. 28 1/2 in. Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, pp. 135-36. $3,000-5,000

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232 Early French Stone-cutting Saw, tapered iron blade with crooked handle, lg. 80 in. $800-1,200

233 19th Century Compagnon Carpenter’s Saw, Bordeaux, France, carved and sculpted handle representing a rat dressed up as a Compagnon reads “Hugron, Bordeaux, A son ami Roux, Blaye Ste Luce 1869,” with brass stamp “Bordeaux Club 25 fevrier 1869,” lg. 22 1/2 in. Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 47. Note: This tool was dedicated by the Compagnon Hugron to his friend Roux in the town of Blaye Sainte Luce. $3,000-5,000

234 17th Century Eucharist Bread Iron, France, scroll-tipped tapering handles terminating in a pair of iron plates, one side engraved with stylized hearts and a coat of arms of France and Navarre, the other plate engraved with a cross, stylized heart, and marked “Iesus Maria” and dated “1686,” lg. 34 in.

236 18th Century Eucharist Bread Iron, France, tapering handles terminating in a pair of iron plates with one side engraved with fleur-de-lis, Easter lamb holding a cross, and signed “FhL 1749,” the other plate engraved with stylized birds, flowers, sun, stars, and a small cross, lg. 40 in.

Provenance: Andre Breton collection.

Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, pp. 93-98.

Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, pp. 93-98. Note: This bread iron was forged for a 1686 mass for the Semenon family in the village of Genis, France. $1,500-2,500

235 18th Century Eucharist Bread Iron, United Kingdom, 7 3/4-in. dia. plates with one plate engraved with the symbol “Maria IHS,” with a heart and bouquet of scrolling flowers, the other plate with a scalloped outer edge with a cross in the center, lg. 28 1/4 in. $1,200-1,800

Note: This iron was created for a 1749 Easter mass. $1,500-2,500 237 18th Century Eucharist Bread Iron, France, scroll-tipped tapering handles terminating in a pair of iron plates with one side engraved with sun, moon, five-branch star within a heart, and marked “Jean Houvet,” the other iron marked “1788,” above the cross with base marked “IHS,” lg. 37 in. Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, pp. 93-98. Note: This bread iron was forged to celebrate the wedding of Jean Houvet in 1788. Houvet is a well-known name in the Chartres region in Eure-et-Loire, France, with the family dating back to the mid-16th century. $1,500-2,000

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238 Fully Decorated Wrought Iron Fire Spit, France, 18th/19th century, ht. 20 in. $300-400 239 17th Century Wrought Iron Trammel, dated 1634, with applied floral mounts, and three hooks, ht. 40 in. Note: Reportedly from a castle in the Perche region of France. $3,000-5,000

240 Four Wrought Iron Betty Lamps, Europe, 19th century, scroll decoration, two with drip pans, ht. 12 in. $200-250 241 Eleven Butter and Cake Molds, Europe, 19th century, various woods and decoration. $150-250 242 Six Culinary Tools, Europe, a knife with carved wood handle and blade engraved with flowers and two arrows, faint date mark near blade base; a sculpted handle wooden spoon; a wood ladle; an iron chopper with the handle terminating in a duck’s head; a mallet; and a folding knife marked “J.A. Mason.” $100-150

243 Two Iron and Wood Sugar Hammers, Europe, 19th century, steel axe-form heads mounted to turned wooden handles, lg. 9 to 11 1/2 in. $200-300 244 Five Breadmaking Tools, Europe and Mexico, 19th century, a host or communion wafer cutter, three iron spatulas, and a wooden breadmaker’s cooling rack from the Bordeaux region. $150-250

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245 Six Wooden Culinary and Cheesemaking Tools, Europe, scoops, bowls, and molds, one scoop or ladle with handle carved with a “HIB,” large bowl dia. 15 in. $100-150

246 19th Century Bread Knife, Brittany, France, wrought iron curved blade terminating in a spiral, with an incised and decorated turned boxwood handle, blade lg. 13 in. Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 146. Note: This blade has the same “spiral of life” forged into its iron as the armor’s axe mentioned in Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 141. $1,200-1,500 247 Four Japanese Roofing Nails, Edo period, wrought iron nails with tear-shaped heads, lg. 8 to 10 in. $100-200

249 Three Iron Tools, late 19th century, lg. 6 and 25 in. $50-75 250 Japanese Iron Wind Chimes, Kyoto, 20th century, each chime marked with maker’s stamp, housed in the original bamboo box, lg. 11 in. $100-150

255 Three 19th Century Clogmaker’s Gouges, various blades including socketed iron, with wood handles, lg. 14 in. $100-200

251 Two Wooden and Iron Bench Vises, one with a hinged jaw, lg. 10 to 16 in. $150-250

256 Clogmaker’s Bench Knife, faceted iron blade fashioned from an early Roman sword and mortised into a carved wood handle, lg. 21 in.

252 17th Century Wrought Iron Vise, France, 5-in. wide jaws above the brass tipped end of screw mount, faceted double columns, terminating in a 14-in. lg. handle, and a heartshaped bench mount, lg. 39 in. $1,000-1,500

248 Five Iron Nails from the Inchtuthil Fortress, Scotland, 83 AD, housed in a custom-made mahogany box, lg. 2 to 9 in.

253 Clogmaker’s Compagnon’s Masterpiece, France, 19th century, “Grand Saber” paring knife with single-edged iron blade and profusely carved T-handle decorated with flowers and florets, lg. 34 1/2 in.

Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, pp. 111-12. $300-400

Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 30. $800-1,200

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254 Four Cobbler’s Gouges, France, 18th/19th century, steel blades with various shaped ends and wooden handles, lg. 17 to 30 in. $200-400

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Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, pp. 108-9. $700-900 257 Two Clogmaker’s Rules, tapered wooden rules with engraved divisions, lg. 12 to 15 in. $100-200 258 Two Clogmaker’s Gouges or Scoops, ironsocket blades with wood handles, lg. 17 in. $100-200


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259 Clogmaker’s Bench Knife, the fitted wooden blade cover carved “1863” on one side and “JOSB” on the other, lg. 26 1/2 in. $400-600 260 Clogmaker’s Bench Knife, Issoire, France, silver ferrule on fruitwood T-handle, with iron blade stamped “Larous Garanti Issoire,” lg. 31 in. $600-800 261 Collection of 19th Century Cobbler’s Tools, Europe, hammers, rasps, burnishers, and punches. $200-300

264 Clogmaker’s Bench Knife, Europe, with single-edged iron blade, hook, and turned, incised, ribbed, and decorated fruitwood T-handle with brass ferrule, lg. 36 in. $500-700

265 135 Degree Framer’s Square, Europe, 19th century, carved and scrolled handle marked “OJS 1826,” with steel blade terminating in a decorated edge. $800-1,200

266 Three Brass and Iron Marking or Layout Gauges, 19th century, a carriage maker’s square marked “T. Perry,” twice on each side of the brass bar, a mason’s square marked “H. Middleton,” and an iron framer’s square marked “Smallwood,” with a brass plumb bob. $150-250 267 Wrought Iron Square and Ruler, 19th century, 25-in. rule with scales on both sides, and marked in part “Sorrell.” $100-150

262 Shoemaker or Cobbler’s Hammer, France, steel head with a well-worn elm handle, lg. 8 1/2 in. Provenance: Jean Claude Peretz collection. Literature: L’outil et le Compagnon, p. 143; Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 159. $400-600 263 Clogmaker’s Bench Knife, Europe, 19th century, single-edged marked iron blade, hook, and carved T-handle, lg. 33 in. $600-800

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268 18th Century Wrought Iron Compass, France, 31 1/2-in. legs with tapered points, and a fleur-de-lis decorated hinge. Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, pp. 43, 155. $300-500 269 Three Iron Compasses or Dividers, Europe, 18th/19th century, one with a heart-shaped screw, one with the wing terminating in a serpent’s head, and one with a scalloped decorated wing, lg. 13 to 21 in. $400-600 270 Fruitwood Cooper’s Compass, France, 19th century, shaped, and tapered legs with interior mortised stabilizing bar, wrought iron points, and screw joint, lg. 38 in. $300-500 271 Two 19th Century Marking Gauges, a rosewood example with brass neck and adjustable blade length, lg. 9 to 11 1/2 in. $200-300

272 Four Woodworking Marking Gauges, 19th century, brass, and wood gauges, three with double pins for marking the mortise and tenons, and a small rectangular block with sliding upper section. $200-300 273 Two 19th Century Brass and Steel Measuring Instruments, a set of calipers marked on rear brass “TM 1852,” with 6-in. arm; and a combination square with opposing hinged arms, lg. 13 1/2 in. $150-250 274 Eleven Calipers and Compasses, 19th century, steel inside/outside calipers, some figural examples, one marked “HBJ 1855 Norristown PA.,” three brass and steel compasses, and a shoe-form punch. $500-600 275 Three Matthew Berge Lacquered Brass Instruments, London, first quarter 19th century, a gunner’s perpendicular leveling scribe with inset steel feet, scribe, and a spirit level marked “Berge”; a 6-in. sector with engraved scales on both sides marked “M. Berge”; and a pair of large 23-in. calipers with inset steel tips, scales on both sides, and marked “M. Berge/London/late Ramsden/ A.U.” Note: Berge was the successor to Ramsden. $1,000-1,500

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276 Marked Timber or Wheelwright’s Calipers, France, 19th century, steel-mounted tapered legs branded “Saillard Freres,” with riveted joint, wing marked “Jacquet Joseph/A Foncine Le Bas/1868,” with scales on outer edge reading “4-24,” lg. 39 in. $1,200-1,800 277 Three French Brass Folding Squares, 19th century, all with engraved scales, hinged corner, plumb-bob window, and holes, each signed, each lg. 6 1/2 in. Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 37. $200-300 278 John Bell Chambers Folding Square, United Kingdom, 1754, ebony body with brass mounts, and rule, engraved in script “John Bell Chambers 1754,” lg. 7 in. $600-800

279 Charles Lincoln Brass Artillery or Gunner’s Calipers, London, late 18th century, 7-in. lg. instrument with inset iron tips, and handengraved scales and tables on both sides, and marked “C. Lincoln, London.” $2,000-4,000


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280 Seven Brass, Steel, and Ebony Rules, Europe, 18th/19th century, six with rule-joint hinges, one with sliding extension, lg. 3 1/2 to 6 1/2 in. Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 38. $150-250 281 Jeremiah Watkins Brass Artillery or Gunner’s Calipers, London, late 18th early 19th century, 7-in. long instrument with inset iron tips, hand-engraved scales, and tables on both sides, marked “J. Watkins London.” $1,000-1,500 282 2-inch Silver Folding Rule, United Kingdom, decorated scrolled bars with center bosses on each side with indistinguishable marks. $200-400 283 17th Century Brass Sector, Europe, engraved divisions and scales on both arms, hinged stabilizing bar marked “1626” with a touchmark, lg. 6 in. Note: Reportedly found on a battlefield of the Thirty Year’s War, 1618-48. $2,000-4,000

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284 German Brass Artillery Rule, mid-18th century, folding rule with scale on one side reading 0–12, the other 1-95, stabilizing bar engraved “1750,” with a finely shaped end. $300-500 285 Two 19th Century Folding Squares, France and England, a rosewood-body instrument with brass hardware and protractor divided 0–90–0, marked “W.T. Fisher/Patd. June 23rd 1868,” with a 12-in. steel rule; and a fruitwood body instrument with brass-faced pivot joint with a folding wood arm engraved with degrees of angles, bubble level, steel marking arm, and small plumb bob housed in a compartment on outer edge, lg. 12 to 16 in. $150-250 286 Andreas Conrad Engraved Brass Protractor, Ulm, Germany, mid-18th century, 4 5/8-in. straight edge engraved with floral decoration, arch with dual scales divided 0–180, pierced center aperture with engraved and beveled arm. $2,000-4,000 287 Two Brass Protractors, France, 18th/19th century, both with engraved inner and outer scales with tapered outer edges and beveled straight edges, larger lg. 6 7/8 in. marked “Cadot/A. Lion 1748,” smaller lg. 4 in. with finely pierced center. $600-800

288 Eight Layout or Marking Gauges, 18th/19th century, two triangular squares with turned brass handles; dovetail layout gauge with patent date; steel rule with brass stop marked “BL”; brass and steel T-square marked “September 19 1862”; miniature brass compass; pair of “J.E. Patterson 1887” trammel points; and a bevel square. $100-150 289 Four French Sectors, 19th century, brass instruments with scales and tables engraved on both sides, all with foliate engraved central rule-joint hinge, one marked “Butterfield le Cordes a Paris,” with hinged angle scale divided 40-0-40, lg. 7 in. Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 36. $500-700 290 Five Boxwood Rules, 19th/20th century, each engraved with scales on all sides, some with folding brass rules, one with sliding caliper and signed “W. Flay 1887,” lg. 6 1/2 to 12 in. $150-250

291 Set of Finely Engraved Iron Calipers, 18th/19th century, 10-in. lg. iron calipers with hinged center, engraved diamond, and floral decoration throughout. $800-1,200

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294 Two Japanese Sumitsubo Ink Lines, 19th century, both with heart-shaped wells, lg. 8 and 9 1/2 in. $100-150 295 Five 19th Century Marking Gauges, a boxwood example with shaped plane marked “F.A. Pitman”; two with brass hardware, one marked “J. Perry”; and two hardwood examples, lg. 6 to 8 1/2 in. $200-300 296 Pair of Erotic Figural Calipers, France, 19th century, steel instrument with a man and woman figures in flagrante with their arms acting as the caliper, lg. 7 in. $1,200-1,800 297 Three “Dancing” Calipers, 19th century, two steel examples and a brass example marked “A. Green,” lg. 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 in. $200-300

292 Early Wooden 56-inch Oak Trammel Points and a Wooden Level, single stationary point and one movable point with wedge lockdown, level lg. 16 in. $100-150

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293 Three Boxwood Measuring Instruments, England, 18th and 19th century, 22-in. measure with knife edge, marked on one side “Edw. Roberts Maker in Groceres Alley in Old Jewry London/Rob Nelson Nov. 22 1756”; a 24-in. sliding rule with scales and measures on all sides; and a 24-in. brass-mounted triangle. $400-600

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298 Early Foraging Axe, 26-in. tapered wooden handle with single-edge mortised iron blade. $300-500 299 Three Early Side Axes, Europe, wrought iron blades, each with decorated touchmarks, edge lg. 7 in. $150-250


300 Two Decorated Goosewing Side Axes, 18th/19th century, one with a fully decorated side depicting a flower in bloom and a fivepoint star, blade lg. 14 in. Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 69. $300-500 301 Two Early Marked Side Axes, Europe, wrought iron blades, each with decorated touchmarks, edge lg. 8 to 10 in. $150-250 302 Four Early Iron Twybils, Europe, 19th century, one marked “TH Simon” twice and “1841” just above “NV” on the chisel end, another marked “JP” next to the socket, a single-edge tool marked “AB,” and one with a “V” in a decorated cartouche, lg. 17 to 49 in. $200-300 303 18th Century Marked Axe or Hatchet, wrought iron head engraved on one side “Hanet,” the other side “1799,” with remnants of decoration, lg. 8 1/2 in. $150-250 304 Bronze Axe Head, reportedly from the Luristen province area, 9th to 8th century BC, lg. 7 1/2 in. Note: A similar example can be found in the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon. $400-600 305 Three Early Bronze Axe Heads, one with jade insets, lg. 6 in. $400-600 306 Eight Japanese Stone Axes, Jomon period, c. 7000 BC, lg. 5 to 9 in. Note: Reportedly found in the Aomori Prefecture area of Japan. $400-500

307 Boxwood and Ebony Silver-mounted Mallet, c. 1872, silver commemorative plate reading: “To Sir Thomas C. Fermor Hesketh Bar M.D., R.W.P.G.M., on the Occasion of Laying the Foundation Stone of All Saints Church, Old Swan, Jan, 8th 1872,” ht. 8 in.

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308 Three Early Hammers, with various wood handles, one head marked “S.L Patrick 1886 Ottawa.” $100-150 309 Seven Various Wooden Mallets, Europe, 19th century. $50-75 310 Ten Wooden Mallets, Europe, 19th century, stone mason’s, carver’s, and woodworker’s mallets. $250-350 311 Three Horn and Oak Tapestry Mallets, Europe, 19th century, oak handles with variously shaped horn heads, lg. 10 in. $100-150

312 1814 Carpenter’s Church Hammer, Europe, the small iron head engraved with the “IHS” symbol on one side, “1814” on the other, crosshatching and dots on the top edge, and stamped florets on each side of the handle, lg. 8 1/2 in. Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 84. Note: These hammers are referred to as church hammers because carpenters used them during construction of churches only. $600-800

313 18th Century Brace by Hulot, Paris, floralengraved octagonal tapered iron sweep, wooden handle and head, and square socket chuck with thumbscrew, engraved “Hulot a Paris,” lg. with bit 15 in. $2,000-3,000 314 Twenty-one Bits or Awls, France, 19th century, turned wood handles and steel screw-tipped shanks. $100-150 315 Unusual Fruitwood Brace, 19th century, fruitwood body with stationary pad, center screw for the bit attachment, lg. 16 in. $800-1,200 316 Two Early Braces, a wooden example with lead inlay and strapping, and an iron example with wood pad, both with bits, lg. 14 1/2 to 16 1/2 in. $200-300 317 Three Wood Braces, Europe, various size handles, one marked “Gerdette.” $200-300 318 Three Braces, and Bits, 18th/19th century, six bits are associated with the brass tipped brace, lg. 12 in. $100-200

Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 18. $400-600

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319 Three Drills, 19th century, two mahoganyhandled Archimedes drills and a pump drill with brass pad and beechwood handle, lg. 9 to 14 in. $150-250 320 19th Century Iron Brace and Bit, with wooden pad, marked “1880” on one side of bit holder, “HRT” in script on the other side, lg. with bit 17 1/2 in. $150-250

321 Presentation Brass Button Pad Brace, 1838, shaped beech handle with brass cap engraved “To Joseph Taylor from his Master for good behavior during his Apprenticeship 1838,” with rosewood head. $300-500 322 Early Wrought Iron Cooper’s Hooping Tool, Europe, with stationary hooked jaw at one end, lg. 40 in. $100-150 323 19th Century Cooper’s Hooping Dog, France, carved and faceted boxwood body with hinged iron hold-down, lg. 10 in. $300-500 324 Two French Cooper’s Cock Augers, 18th century, elmwood with iron tips, one with wood handle the other with iron, lg. 9 and 11 1/2 in. $400-600

328 French Cooper’s Compass, 19th century, beechwood body with arms terminating in hearts, brass ferrules and iron points, lg. 12 in. $100-200 329 Cross-handled Auger, France, 19th century, ash handle carved “1805” on one side, “WDF” on the other, lg. 17 in. $100-200 330 Wine Barrel Marker and a Timber Marker, 19th century, iron barrel stamp or marker reading “F. Lafenetre a Segonzac CHTe,” timber marker with wheel-form iron head reading 0–9. $75-100 331 Cooper’s Barrel Making Tools, 19th century, three screw-downs, each marked with manufacturer’s name, and two pairs of pliers. $100-150 332 18th Century Cooper’s Marking Gauge, France, carved body with opposing spiral ends, one side reading “1797,” the other “J.L.R.L(?),” and parallel iron plates, screws, and blade, lg. 20 in. Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 145. $3,000-5,000 333 Eight 19th Century Cooper’s Tools, Europe, jigger knife, oak draw knife carved with the initials “KF,” and barrel screws. $200-300

325 Ten Cooper’s or Barrel Markers, France, 19th century, ebonized turned wood handles with brass ferrules and stamps, lg. 4 in. $300-500

334 Cooper’s Barrel Making Plane, 19th century, curved or arched rail with corresponding skewed plane, lg. 16 in. $150-200

326 Large Cooper’s Bung Extractor or Tire Bond, Bordeaux, France, 19th century, turned wood handle with iron shaft marked “G. Pepin a Bordeaux,” lg. 12 1/2 in. $200-400

335 Two Cooper’s Planes or Crozes, France, 19th century, a fruitwood example engraved with a large “S” and “1838” with octagonal screw heads, and a large elmwood example marked in part “Lacan Fils(?),” with two iron screw-downs. $600-800

327 Seven Cooper’s Bung Extractors or Tire Bonds, France, 19th century, various sizes, wood handles, one marked on horn “Goldenberg No. 1595-96.” $300-500

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336 French Jabloir or Barrel Construction Plane, 19th century, walnut edge-beaded plate with central carved heart, marked “Duffaud,” with mortised shank and iron blade, plate ht. 12 in. $300-500

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337 Four Cooper’s Bung Borers, France, 19th century, one with an iron handle, two of the wood-handled examples marked with manufacturer. $200-300 338 Two Cooper’s Mallets, Europe, 19th century, tapered spherical heads with mortised handles, lg. 11 and 15 in. $100-150 339 Five Billhooks, France, United Kingdom, 19th century, two single-edged blades marked with a crown over “W.S.,” two double-edged blades, one marked “Lebesgue/ci-devant port de Bercy,” lg. 11 to 17 1/2 in. $300-500

340 Two Cooper’s Compasses, France, 18th and 19th century, one engraved “Hindermann” on the brass ferrule, the body with punched and carved decoration throughout and marked at the hinge joints “1738” on one side and “JCW” on the other, iron locking screw with scalloped brass washer; and a walnut example with scrolling carved tulips on the arms, marked “AHV 1807.” Literature: Hindermann example mentioned in Codes & Symbols of European Tools, pp. 13, 64. $800-1,200 341 Three French Jabloir or Barrel Construction Planes, 19th century, various wood planes with stationary fence and mortised arm with cutting or marking iron, lg. 8 to 16 in. $150-250 342 17th/18th Century Cooper’s Axe, singleedge wrought iron blade marked “Bouher a Epanne,” with fruitwood handle, lg. 24 in. $300-400 343 Four Cask or Barrel Volume Measurers, 19th/20th century, three ring-handled shafts with scales and maker’s marks, and a boxwood and brass measurer marked “Customs & Excise/Butts/Years/Hogsheads/ American Barrels,” with scale from 0–12 inches, lg. 12 to 44 in. $100-150


344 Early Nautical Wrought Iron and Brass Pulley, Europe, mahogany body with wrought iron decorated hinged hook above the offset encased brass pulleys, ht. 19 1/2 in. $700-900 345 Boat Builder’s Gouge, Scandinavia, 18th/19th century, wrought iron shaft with heart and tree symbol terminating in a 1/2-in. gouge, lg. 30 1/2 in. Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 165. $300-500

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346 Five Boatbuilder’s Chisels or Slicks, Europe, 18th/19th century, iron or steel blades each with touchmarks, turned wooden handles with brass or steel ferrules, lg. 18 to 29 in. $150-250 347 Boatbuilder’s Combination Square, Edwin Craven, Hull, United Kingdom, index arm marked “Edwin Craven Maker Hull/No. 102,” with adjustable bubble level, and scale engraved “Diameter of Propeller,” arc marked “Pitch in Feet” on one side and “Degrees of Angle” on the other, lg. 15 in. $300-500 348 Three Wooden Fids, Europe, 19th century, one with a finely chip-carved handle marked “J.T.” $200-300

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349 Six Sailmaker’s Tools, 19th century, a steel needle marked “810-5444 SF TA 1872”; four fids, two Lignum vitae; and a turned wood handle and steel needle, lg. 9 to 18 in. $100-200 350 19th Century French Customs Fishing Net Gauge, pyramidal wood gauge with simple turned handle and scale markings on each side, lg. 5 1/2 in. $100-200 351 Two Sailmaker’s Whalebone and Mahogany Seam Rubbers, United Kingdom, 19th century, a bone example with tapered carved end reading “SMR and FH 1826,” and a mahogany example with handle carved with letters, lg. 4 3/4 to 5 3/4 in. $400-600

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352 Late 17th Century Boxed Coin Balance or Assayer’s Scale, Pierre-Louis Rogon, France, c. 1683, fitted fruitwood case with snipe hinges, with underside reading in script “P Rogon Andre le fran Rue tupin a lion 1683,” steel beam with heart-shaped decoration, copper pans, each having the stamp of the crown over “PR,” the fitted compartment for nine brass decorated weights with insignia, each space inscribed with the name of the weight, box lg. 7 3/8 in. Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 33. $2,000-3,000 352

353 Group of Scales and Weights, three brass elephant-form weights, a postal scale, an assayer’s scale with carved wood case, a brass box with applied tool decoration, and two other scales. $150-250 354 18th Century Roman Scale or Steelyard, floral-decorated beam, counterweight with inspection dates: 1740, 1743, 1748, 1755, 1756, 1772, and 1778, and marked “GMBF/ CB/C+B/M,” with braided chains, beam lg. 33 in. $200-300 355 Roman Scale or Steelyard, steel beam and chains, with brass counterweight, lg. 32 in. $100-150

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356 Scandinavian Weighing Arm, 18th century, iron hook attached to the tapered shaft with graduated brass pins, turned head with various inspection dates, lg. 29 1/2 in. $100-150 357 Two Early Thread-making Dies or Die Boxes, Europe, 17th and 18th century, a small rectangular example with chip-carved edges and dated “1681” in an oval die with turned concentric circles on both sides; both boxes with two-part construction and iron blades. $400-600 358 Three Screw Boxes and Taps, France, fruitwood-handled no. 6 marked “Bergeron a Paris,” no. 8 marked “a Paris,” and a kingwood-handled tool with brass die body. $500-700 369

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359 Five Woodworking Marking Gauges, probably Europe, 19th century, various woods with different length beams and cutters, lg. 8 1/2 to 13 in. $75-100 360 19th Century Spokeshave, France, 11-in. cherry body with shaped handles flanking the square center, with iron sole and blade. $200-400 361 Two Early Marquetry Irons, probably Europe, triangular heads, one with an elm handle. $100-150

368 Two Wrought Iron Flint Knapping Hammers, 18th century, arched heads with pierced and decorated handles terminating in a screwdriver, one with a nipple pick, lg. 5 1/2 to 6 1/2 in. $300-500

369 Flintlock Eprouvette Powder Tester, France, 19th century, walnut stock with finely carved crosshatched handle, iron butt plate, calibrated wheel, and iron lock plate, lg. 9 in. $700-900 370 Four 17th/18th Century Iron Wire Gauges, one marked with a lion logo and “FP.”

362 Japanese Ship Carpenter’s Adze, 19th century, bentwood handle with iron blade, lg. 22 1/2 in. $150-250

Literature: The marked example illustrated in Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 104; similar examples referenced in Jean Claude Peretz, L’outil et le Compagnon, p. 76. $300-500

363 Three Planemaker’s Floats, Europe, 19th century, shaped wooden handles with steel blades, lg. 7 1/2 to 12 1/2 in. $150-250

371 Four 19th Century Levels, United Kingdom, three brass rosewood infill levels by John Wilson, Thomas Turner, and William Shaw, and a steel and brass inlaid level marked “James Rose/1874,” with three viewing apertures, lg. 8 1/2 to 10 in.

364 Wrought Iron Eprouvette Powder Tester, Unite Kingdom, 17th/18th century, with priming powder receptacle, touch-hole, and powder reservoir arm terminating into a dogs head, ratchet wheel, and shaped folding extension, lg. 6 1/2 in. $800-1,200 365 Brass and Iron Eprouvette Powder Tester, France, 17th/18th century, fleur-de-lis and flower decorated brass arm with priming powder receptacle, touch-hole, and powder reservoir, calibrated wheel, lg. 11 1/2 in. $700-900 366 Wrought Iron Eprouvette Powder Tester, France, 17th century, with priming powder receptacle, touch-hole, and powder reservoir, ratchet wheel, exposed riveting on underside, lg. 16 in. $700-900 367 Flintlock Eprouvette Powder Tester, United Kingdom, mid-19th century, walnut stock with engraved hardware and trigger guard, calibrated wheel below, lg. 6 in. $700-900

Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 19. $300-500 372 Four 19th Century Levels, United Kingdom, one marked “John Rabone & Son/Makers/ Birmingham” with vertical side bubble level and adjustable height mechanism, an S. Walker, a torpedo-shaped example, and another marked “C.S. Jesson,” lg. 10 to 13 in. $300-500 373 Three Iron Spirit Levels, 19th century, an 18in. example with triple brass spirit levels and marked “Davis Patent M.W. Robinson Co.”; and 12- and 24-in. examples with adjustable brass centers; all with floral decorated pierced centers. $300-500 374 Two Iron Reamers, one with a T-shaped wooden handle carved with the letters “MAH,” lg. 14 to 27 in. $150-250

376 Two Turned Wood-handled Corner Chisels, 19th century, iron blades, lg. 8 1/2 and 14 in. $100-150 377 Two Converted Screwdrivers, 18th/early 19th century, an English officer’s sword with an engraved blade marked with a crown over “GR” with turned wooden handle, and file blade with brass-tipped T-handle, both converted into screwdrivers, lg. 12 to 25 1/2 in. $200-400 378 Four Cross-handled Augers, Europe, 18th century, various wood shaped handles, and fixed iron bits, one marked “M.A.S. 1782,” lg. 25 to 32 in. $400-600 379 Two Slitting Gauges, England, 19th century, brass-mounted mahogany example with boxwood rule, scrolled decorated handle, and roller below, the other one with pistol grip handle, lg. 12 to 20 in. $600-800 380 Stirrup Adze, France, 18th/19th century, oak handle with a carved whale’s tail-shaped end, iron blade, and collar, and a small wood wedge, handle lg. 11 in. $200-300 381 Brass Pocket Sextant, probably England, 19th century, lacquered brass 3-in. dia. instrument with silvered scale and vernier, magnifier, index, and horizon mirror, housed in a rope-edged case. $100-150 382 Two Gouges, 19th century, a floral-carved fruitwood-handled no. 4 gouge with blade marked “B. Addis & Son”; and a patternmaker’s gouge with line-decorated handle depicting a nude woman, marked “F.W.R. Pugh,” blade marked “I. Sorby Cast Steel,” lg. 10 to 16 in. $50-75 383 19th Century Bullet Mold, United Kingdom, hinged iron mold marked “12,” with brass handles, lg. 6 in. $50-75

375 Four Converted Screwdrivers, Europe, 19th century, all with shaped iron blades, brass ferrules, and turned wood handles, lg. 9 to 21 1/2 in. $300-500

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392 Five Tailoring or Hatmaker’s Tools, two felt hatter’s tools, one with a brass ring, scale, and snips, the other made of wood with a group of brass tightening knobs, a concave-base wood-handled press or iron marked “W. Plant & Sons,” and two glovemaker’s tools. Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, pp. 116-17. $150-250 393 18th Century Basketweaver’s Tool, 7-in. finely carved, scalloped fruitwood tool reading “1784 AFD” and “IHS” with the cross over the heart on the pommel. $600-800

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394 Eighteen Turning Tools, United Kingdom, 19th century, nine Henry Taylor tools with turned wood handles and brass ferrules, and nine unmarked tools, all with different profile edges. $300-400 395 Early Bronze-handled Bucket, dia. 12 in. $200-250 396 Five Tools, Europe, a 12-in. octagonal boxwood rule marked “J. Tree/Maker/ London”; two wood-handled screwdrivers; a veneer hammer; and a carved slip stone marked “Fratresse/1784/EP.” $200-250

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384 Collection of Engraver’s Gravers, United Kingdom, 19th century, wooden button-top handles with brass ferrules and iron blades, thirty pieces. $150-200 385 Twenty-eight Manchester Metal Punches, iron punches with numbers, letters, and manufacturer or trade names. $100-125 386 Seven Brass Blow Lamps, England, and Switzerland, 19th century. $200-250 387 Sixteen Tradesman’s Tools, 19th/20th century, screwdrivers, hammers, pliers, and wrenches, many with maker’s marks. $150-250

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388 Eleven 19th Century Oil Cans, England, constructed of brass, copper, tin, and steel. $150-250 389 African Carved Wooden Pulley, fully carved central handle, lg. 13 1/4 in. $100-150 390 Fourteen Plumber’s Tools, Europe, 19th century, plumber’s ring consisting of ten beads of Lignum vitae and one brass marked “Monument,” with boxwood and iron wedges. $100-150 391 Seven 18th Century Buttonmaker’s Tools, wood and wrought iron, lg. 7 to 10 in. $100-200

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397 Wood Sample Box, Europe, 19th/20th century, forty-five wood species with corresponding list, housed in a lidded mahogany box, box lg. 5 1/2 in. $100-150 398 Three 19th Century Trade Tools, iron and wood-handled upholstery hammer, wooden hammer, and a wooden vice. $100-150 399 19th Century Fish-scaling Tool, Sweden, single-edged blade marked near ferrule “1846,” with turned wooden handle, lg. 23 1/2 in. $200-250 400 Four Shaping Tools, Europe, 18th/19th century, two wood-handled examples with rasp blades, an offset chisel-style blade with small teeth, and a right-angled blade with teeth. $150-250


401 19th Century Flower Mold, iron head with engraved flower and corresponding brass mold, lg. 8 1/4 in. $50-100

408 Pair of 19th Century Brass Shoe Buckles, with punched heart and clover leaf decoration, wd. 4 in. $100-150

402 Six 19th Century Wooden Weaver’s Tools, Europe, 45-in. fully carved mahogany stick, a pierced and symmetrically decorated carved stick, reed/heddle hooks, a shuttle, a tapestry beater, and two carved tapered buttons. $150-250

409 Early Iron Cheese Mold and a Brass Comb, 19th century, heart-shaped iron mold with initials “cd” on the interior, and a small doubleedged brass comb.

403 Two 18th Century Carved Tapestry Maker’s Pick-up Sticks or Rules, probably Austria, 37 1/2-in. fully carved and decorated pick-up sticks with images of saws, hatchets, squares, draw knives, mallets, and associated farming and carpentry tools, one dated “17 IE 56” with pewter tips, the other with carved Austrian or German inscriptions. $1,000-2,000 404 18th Century Pewter-mounted Carved Wood Tapestry Weaver’s Pick-up Stick, probably Austria, 21 1/2-in. fully carved and decorated triangular pick-up stick with carved alphabet and dated “1786” on one side, signed “Anna Arn” on another, and with floral decoration on the last. $2,000-3,000 405 Bonseki or Miniature Sand-sculpting Tools, Japan, 19th century, brass and iron tools with various profile blades, lg. 4 to 7 1/2 in. $600-800 406 Two Pairs of Early Tailor’s Scissors, Europe, a 17th/18th century example with engraved markings on one blade and delicately shaped handles, and a brass-handled pair, lg. 7 and 12 in. Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 115. $100-150

407 Late 18th Century Snuff Grater or Tobacco Rasp, France, iron instrument with hinged lid engraved with a small crown and “Vive Le Roy,” lg. 6 1/2 in. Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 154. $3,000-5,000

Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 165. $200-250 410 Two Early Drivers, Europe, 18th/19th century, 8-in. lg. iron driver with a heart adorning the top, blade decorated with a three-leaf clover in the center; and a 5 1/2-in. lg. wood-handled driver with shaped blade and three-leaf clover decoration. $400-500

417 Early Wheelwright’s Traveller, 18th/19th century, 8-in. dia. iron wheel with six pierced hearts, bronze ferrule, and wooden handle, lg. 15 1/2 in. Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 165. $400-600 418 Large 18th Century Rounder Plane, Europe, fruitwood and iron body with stamped decorated stars surrounding the carved “1773” date, iron blade with shooting star decorated pattern, lg. 15 1/2 in. $800-1,200 419 Coach Maker’s Plane, fruitwood body, with brass shoe and blade marked “Weiss & Sohn.” $200-300

411 Two Tatami or Thatch-cutting Knives, Japan, 19th century, single-edge iron blades with wooden handles, lg. 9 and 10 1/2 in. $200-300

420 Eight Leather Maker’s Knives, United Kingdom, 19th century, arched steel blades with brass ferrules and turned rosewood handles, some marked with manufacturer’s name. $150-250

412 Group of Bookbinding Finishing Tools, ten brass and beechwood handled stamps, some marked with manufacturer, twenty brass stamps with iron tangs, single and double brass fillets, and two type holders. $150-250

421 Eight Leatherworking Awls, 19th/20th century, various profile iron blades with brass ferrules, boxwood handles, lg. 13 to 35 in. $150-250

413 Three Iron and Brass Vises or Clamps, 19th century, two 27 1/2-in. long vises with a 1 1/2in. throat, and a 17-in. vise with wedged jaw. $250-350 414 Five Leather Bookbinding Embossing Rolls, 19th century, brass decorated edged wheels, with wood handles, two marked “Morris & Co. London,” another “Brook London.” $200-300

422 Group of Leatherworker’s Tools, Europe, 19th/20th century, awls and bevellers, some with turned wood handles, brass ferrules, and steel blades. $150-250 423 Five Leatherworker’s Tools, 19th century, a saddlemaker’s knife marked “Blanchard,” two cutters, a small beech burnisher, and a star-wheel roller. $150-250

415 Four Bookbinding Tools, 19th century, creasers and polishers, one marked on blade “J.C. Laus.” $150-250

424 Two Harness Maker’s Steel Ploughs, brass fittings and engraved scales, one marked “Blanchard/Place De LA Lame/22,” both with rosewood handles. $200-300

416 Three Wheelwright’s Travellers, 19th century, two with bronze wheels with scales and an unmarked iron example, with various wood handles, lg. 13 in. $100-150

425 Five Roofer’s Tools, France and United Kingdom, 18th/19th century, one marked “Goldenberg,” another “Bordeaux,” lg. 10 to 18 in. $300-500

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428 16th Century Italian Iron Plane, c. 1550, sides chamfered and with simple decoration, brazed sole, scrolled front tote, and carved fruitwood wedge, both tote and body marked with an “S,” lg. 10 in. Provenance: Aaron Rose collection, American Heritage Museum, Sandwich Massachusetts. Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, pp. 99-102; Patented Transitional & Metallic Planes in America 1827-1927, p. 12. $12,000-16,000

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429 Bronze and Steel Low Angle Plane, possibly Germany, bronze scrolled sides and tote, steel sole with rounded toe, blade marked “T Sorby,” lg. 8 3/4 in. $6,000-8,000 430 19th Century Marked Low Angle Rebate or Rabbet Plane, England, 11 1/2-in. fruitwood and iron body stamped “R.E. Harrison” on heel and toe. $300-500 431 18th Century Panel Plane, France, boxwood body with carved escapement edge, marked “1744” on one side, and “I I O T/GS(?)” on the other, “IOS” mark behind the blade and wedge, lg. 12 1/2 in. Provenance: Jean Claude Peretz collection.

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Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 90. $800-1,200 432 19th Century Skew Channel Plane, England, 13 3/4-in. pistol grip body, with a 3/4-in. recessed channel in the sole, toe stamped “H. Gonaty.” $200-400

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433 18th Century Marked and Dated Molding Plane, France, 8-in. sculpted fruitwood body marked “STB 1702” on one side, “OAS” with chip-carved decoration below on the other. Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 16. $2,000-3,000

426 Roofer’s Slate Hammer, France, 19th century, heart-shaped center and brazed tip, lg. 13 in. Note: A similar example can be found at the Museum of Tools, Troyes, France. $800-1,200

427 Three Iron Coach or Carriage Brakes, Europe, iron forms with scrolled ornamentation, mounted to turned wood bases, ht. 15 to 20 in. $800-1,200

434 18th Century Molding Plane, France, 15 3/4-in. abstract figural-form fruitwood body with D-shaped handle, pointillism decorated date reading “1789” within a border of half circle carving. Literature: L’outil et le Compagnon, p. 99. $1,500-2,500

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435 Chardoillet Variable Pitch Jointer Plane, patent 1852, 22 1/2-in. iron bed, fruitwood handle, and knob, finely cast adjustment mechanism marked “Brevet D’ Invention Sans Guaranti du Gouvernement.” Note: Mark translates to read “No Government Guarantee.” $8,000-12,000 436 Skew-mouth Infill Plane, Alex Matheson & Son, 11 1/2-in. steel body, rosewood infill, and pistol grip handle, blade marked as above. $300-500 442

437 Iron Infill Plane, 19th century, with walnut infill stamped “C. Baker” twice, pistol grip handle, scrolled wedge, and iron marked “Ward,” lg. 16 in. $200-400 438 Stanley #110 Block Plane, with shoe bucklestyle lever cap and rolled edges, lg. 7 1/4 in. $100-150 439 Three 19th Century Wooden Block or Smoothing Planes, one with the iron blade marked “Peugeot & Co.” with an image of an elephant. $200-400

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440 Mixed Wood Smoothing Plane, 8 1/4-in. body with key-shaped joinery, iron blade with adjuster. $300-500 441 Five 19th Century Plough Planes, two Banduskys Tool Co., two Alex Mathieson & Sons, and a Varvill & Sons. $300-500

442 18th Century Compass Plane, France, oak body with pistol-grip handle, marked “JBS” on both sides, a highly detailed carved fish decorates the wedge, lg. 10 in.

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Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 87. Note: Images of fish and/or fish bones were depicted on many early Compagnon tools and used to symbolize Christianity. $1,000-1,500

443 Two Twin-bladed Tongue and Groove Planes, Europe, 19th century, double handled fruitwood plane and a burr wood plane with iron tongue plate with iron marked “J. Schwab,” lg. 8 1/2 to 13 in. $100-150

444 Pistol Grip English Smoothing Plane, steel sole, brass-knobbed lever cap, Sheffield blade with adjuster, lg. 11 1/2 in. $200-300

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445 Unmarked Walnut and Brass Fillister Plane, infill pistol-grip handle, inlaid steel fence, blade stamped “Sorby,” lg. 10 1/2 in. $800-1,200 446 19th Century Marked Scrub Plane, Europe, 8 1/2-in. body with carved Masonic symbols of a square and dividers flanking the image of St. George’s cross with “NC” above, and a convex sole. $500-700

447 Master Compagnon Varloper or Jointer Plane, c. 1871, 22 1/2-in. fruitwood body with a stylized head of a dolphin with a looped handle terminating in a carved flower or tail, two inset bone dots or points marking its ownership by a Freemason, and the engraved initials “A/T.” Literature: L’outil et le Compagnon, pp. 13839; Codes & Symbols of European Tools, pp. 42, 63.

448 17th Century Carpenter’s Molding Plane, France, fruitwood body carved with the date “1621” and the “IHS” symbol with a cross, and bleeding heart, reinforced iron strapping to the toe, and stamped florets throughout, lg. 6 3/4 in. Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 85. $4,000-6,000

449 19th Century Rebate or Rabbet Doublebladed Plane, possibly France, 36-in. doublehandled body with chip-carved geometric decoration throughout, “IOS” carved and burned just above the blades, sole with different height rabbets. Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 91. Note: The Greek translation of IOS is “purple,” the color that is most associated with the church. $3,000-5,000

Note: According to Jean Claude Peretz, a journeyman who has not completed his Tour de France must sign his tools with only two points. $8,000-12,000

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450 18th Century Compagnon-made Plane, Europe, 19 1/2-in. body decorated with a draped woman abed, pierced scrolled handle, deeply carved Greek key-decorated sides, the wedge marked and dated “1746.” Provenance: American Heritage Museum, Sandwich, Massachusetts. Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, cover detail and p. 27. $3,000-5,000 451 19th Century Marked and Dated Plane, France, 10-in. fruitwood body with carved scrolled tote, marked “PE” just above the escapement and “1823” on the side, with later metal sole. $300-500 452 19th Century Dutch Plane, 9 1/2-in. chipcarved body with simple tote, marked “1807” above the fluted and decorated escapement, and a carved six-petal flower-decorated wedge. $300-500


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453 18th Century Rebate or Rabbet Radius Plane, France, 8 1/2-in. boxwood body with small scrolled tote, tulip decoration above the wedge, both sides with shallow floral decoration and marked “CF” on one side, “Conrad 1790” on the other. $300-500 454 19th Century Rebate or Rabbet Plane, Europe, 40 1/2-in. sculpted beech plane with D-shaped handle, marked “CIE.” $200-300 455 18th Century Austrian Compass Plane, c. 1726, 8 1/2-in. fully decorated birch body with three-lobe escapement, scrolled tote, carved tulip decoration on both sides, one side marked “ICM/1726,” carved heart on the heel, and iron marked “Goldenburg” with the eye. $800-1,200

456 18th Century Marked Compass Plane, c. 1786, 6-in. body with small scrolled tote, top and side marked “CFK,” the other side with faint date inscribed “1786/HM,” illegible iron maker’s marks with an eye. $400-600

457 17th Century Smoothing Plane, probably France, 10 1/2-in. fruitwood body, front tote delicately carved with a figure of a dragon or lion’s head with a scrolling mane, dated “1688” above the foliate-carved escapement. $12,000-15,000 458 19th Century Molding or Radius Plane, France, 11-in. body with a concave sole, sliding dovetailed carved scrolled handle, deeply carved heart-shape decorated escapement, and signed at rear of blade “HJS 1805” in script. $400-600 459 19th Century Molding Plane, France, 7 1/2in. fruitwood body with chip-carved sides, five petal and cross-decorated top, simple shaped sliding dovetailed handle, with a stepped sole. $200-300

460 Ary Den Hengyst Chamfer Plane, Dutch, c. 1740, 7 3/4-in. body with twin volutes, and dated “1740,” iron strike button, spiraldecorated wedge, and stamped on toe with Ary’s markings three times, and “GR” on the toe and heel, with a shallow stepped sole. $500-700 461 Fruitwood Sun Plane, 18th century, 14-in. lg. extensively carved body signed “Fred Ka(u) ntz/1738.” $100-200 462 Two OWT or Router Planes, 19th century, wooden bodies, wedges, and iron blades, the example with turned concentric circles marked “W. Walker,” the other marked “C. Emson.” $400-600

463 18th Century Marked Compass Plane, probably Netherlands, c. 1793, 6 1/2-in. body with simple scrolled tote and wedge carved on both sides, one “1793,” the other “DH,” with period iron reinforcement pins at the rear of the body. $700-900

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464 Four 19th Century OWT Routers, Europe, three with lock-down screws, and adjustable blade heights, one with D-shaped chip-carved handle, wd. 4 to 9 in. $200-400

467 Fully Decorated and Dated Hand Plane, c. 1824, carved heart above the throat with punched star decoration, one side carved with date, the other “ONMS,” lg. 9 1/2 in. $200-300

465 Twelve 19th Century Molding Planes, sold with an iron sleigh-form block plane. $150-250

468 18th Century Long Plane, Europe, 84in. fruitwood plane carved with a six-petal leaf and scrollwork at the escapement, old butterfly repair joints, punch decoration with initials and date “1719.” $2,000-3,000

466 18th Century Fruitwood Varloper or Long Plane, France, 31 1/2-in. fully decorated body with a carved fleur-de-lis at the toe, handle terminating in a delicately carved spiral, heartshaped escapement, and chip-carved sides, branded “FAC” just below the tote. $2,000-4,000

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469 19th Century Marked Chamfer Plane, 6-in. body stamped “S Hughes” on both ends, brass sole with adjustable fences, and delicately carved decorated wedge. $200-300

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470 18th Century German Smoothing Plane, c. 1725, 11-in. body with carved and scrolled front tote or handle, date “1725,” and “IB,” hollowed oval escapement, sides with simple incised decoration. $6,000-8,000 471 18th Century Radius Plane, Netherlands, 9 1/2-in. body with simple carved scrolled tote, incised line-decorated sides, decorated escapement with “ND” in a heart with threepoint mark below, iron marked “P*ML” twice. Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 64. Note: Only once a journeyman acquired his status as a Compagnon was he authorized to use the three-point signature. $600-800


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472 19th Century Molding Plane, France, fully decorated 10-in. plane with deeply carved bookmatched foliate design on one side, chip-carved decoration on the reverse side and wedge. $300-500 473 Japanese Hand Plane, boat-shaped rosewood body with 4 1/4-in. wide handforged iron blade and dual wedges, blade and body with touchmarks, lg. 12 1/2 in. $2,000-4,000 474 Two Japanese Hand Planes, a 5-in. compass plane, and a 10-in. smoothing plane, large iron staple on rear to hold together the split. $1,000-1,500 475 Signed and Dated Varloper or Try Plane, France, c. 1797, boxwood body with two caved pigeons below the mouth, delicately shaped handle, signed on the side “Fait Par Moy Heny Comte en I’an 4,” lg. 29 1/2 in. Literature: L’outil et le Compagnon, pp. 1367; Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 25. $5,000-7,000

476 Frans Moret Dutch Blokschaaf Hand Plane, Netherlands, 18th century, finely carved stock with volutes, scrolls, and dated “1745,” with iron strike button, small spiral carved into the wedge, and stamped “FM,” with his fleur-delis three times, lg. 8 in. Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 130.

479 European Varloper or Long Plane, 19th century, 25-in. body with shaped and pierced handle, iron blade with an image of a parrot and marked in part “Mutzig-Framont/Garant.” $800-1,200

480 19th Century Molding Plane, probably France, 10-in. fruitwood body with a fully decorated side of chip-carving and twin fivepetal flowers flanking an image of a cross and what appears to be initials or “38.” $400-600

Note: Frans Moret is discussed extensively in Four Centuries of Dutch Planes and Planemakers, by Gerrit van der Sterre. $3,000-5,000 477 Signed and Dated Rebate or Rabbet Plane, possibly France, c. 1806, 29-in. body with crudely carved scallop-edged tote and simple floral carving on escapement, branded “ICR,” and carved “1806.” $500-700 478 17th Century Italian Long Plane, with shaped pierced handle, simple line-decorated escapement edge, and carved scroll and reeded tote, lg. 28 in. $1,000-1,500

481 18th Century Dutch Reisschaaf Plane, William Evertsen, c. 1785, 30 1/2-in. body with sculpted and carved handle, and tote, finely carved escapement with twin volutes, and dated “1785,” stamped on toe “Evertsen,” and “WE” with a crown. Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 131. Note: According to the records of Dutch writer Gerrit van der Sterre in his book Four Centuries of Dutch Planes and Planemakers, there is only one other plane marked Evertsen which is dated 1801. $3,000-4,000

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482 18th Century Varloper or Try Plane, Europe, tapered body with key-shaped escapement, and boldly carved and pierced scrolldecorated handle, lg. 26 in. $1,000-1,500 483 19th Century Italian Try Plane, 23-in. body with faceted-edged handle and small tote, three dots laid out in a triangle and marked “MC,” iron with a depiction of Napoleon and marked “Goldenberg Acier Fondu Garanti.” $1,000-1,500 484 19th Century Scrub Plane, Europe, 26 1/2-in. body with a finely carved acanthus leaf decorated handle, and a convex sole, (lacking blade). $1,000-1,500

485 17th Century Varloper or Long Plane, France, 35 1/2-in. fruitwood body with a double carved scrolled handle, deeply carved foliate design decoration in a tombstoneedged border, terminating in a simple shaped toe. Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 146. $4,000-6,000

486 Marked and Dated Fruitwood Try Plane, Europe, c. 1824, 27-in. body with shaped handle and tote, small diamond-shaped carving at the escapement, shaped toe and heel, beaded top edge, marked “1824” and with similar diamond decoration on one side, branded “LPB/DG” and carved “TLG” on the other. $1,000-1,500

490 18th Century Rebat or Rabbet Plane, probably France, 34-in. geometric-carved body with carved heart at the toe. Literature: L’outil et le Compagnon, pp. 2627; Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 160. $1,500-2,000

487 18th Century Varloper or Long Plane, Europe, 29-in. oak body with carved flower and vase decoration at the handle with scrolled volutes adorning the sides, two simple carved flowers and rays surround the tote. $1,500-2,000

491 Two Fred Kuntz Hand Planes, 18th century, both branded “Fred Kuntz” with symbol below, carved three-lobed shell escapement, a compass plane made of burl with shaped tote, the other with swag- and floral-decorated sides and a stepped toe, lg. 7 to 16 1/2 in. $300-400

488 18th Century Rebate or Rabbet Plane, France, fully decorated 42-in. fruitwood body, twin shaped and sculpted handles with chip-carved and pierced volutes flanking the reverse-mounted iron blades. $4,000-6,000

492 Dated Varloper or Long Plane, Europe, c. 1821, 32-in. fully decorated fruitwood body with sliding dovetailed applied handle, carved shell escapement, and toe, bird-form tote, and dated “1821” on the side. $1,500-2,500

489 17th Century Italian Varloper or Long Plane, 24 1/2-in. fruitwood body with a delicately carved scroll- and step-decorated handle, cross decoration formed out of the escapement, small curved sail-shaped tote, and iron blade marked “FWP Pierre Tillmans.” $800-1,200

493 19th Century Austrian Long Plane, c. 1812, 54-in. fruitwood body with five turned and carved handles, tombstone shaped escapement, delicately incised carved flowers and cross adorn the top, one side reads “1812,” the other “MS,” iron blade marked “MK” with four floral petals. Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 81. $2,000-4,000

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494 19th Century Dutch Long Plane, c. 1844, 41 1/2-in. fruitwood body with beaded top edges, carved fish bone design wedge, four-lobed escapement with incised floral decoration, and simple chip-carved flower, and marked “MT 1844,” iron marked “P” with adjustment screw. Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 89. $2,000-3,000 492

495 19th Century Varloper or Long Plane, France, c. 1818, fully decorated 37-in. fruitwood body with chip-carved and scrolled sides, carved cross over the initials or logo “MARIA,” and a stylized flower sprouting from a heart, dated “1818.” Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 79. Note: Some think the initials are a reference to the Virgin Mary. $4,000-6,000

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496 18th Century Brass Plumb Bob and Reel, France, cylindrical brass bob with spacer, reel marked “UVGT,” and bob, lg. 1 3/4 in. Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 26; L’outil et le Compagnon, p. 154. Note: UVGT stands for union, value, genius, and talent. $400-600 497 Three Early Brass Plumb Bobs, Europe, two with wood spacers, and one with a steel tip, and engraved reel reading “James Kilgour Partick 1874.” $150-250 498 Two Wooden Plumb Bobs, Europe, 19th century, boxwood concentric stepped rings with brass tip, and knob, and a small rosewood example, lg. 3 to 4 in. $200-400 499 Five Plumb Bobs with Reels, Europe, 19th century, brass, and steel bobs with various wood reels, bob lg. 2 3/4 to 6 in. $300-500 500 Six Early Plumb Bobs, Europe, 19th century, two cylindrical brass bobs with engraved concentric rings, two lead bobs, a brass-cased lead bob, and a brass bob marked on bottom “Fayet Bourges C.L.” $250-350 501 Six Brass Plumb Bobs, Europe, 19th century, a doublebob with screw ends caps, a small conical bob marked “London,” with steel point, a steel-tipped bob with internal wind-up bobbin mechanism, a pencil-form bob with engraved scale, a spherical bob mounted to steel shaft with knurled screw marked “C.H. Rockes,” and a steeltipped bob with screw, lg. 2 to 6 in. $400-600

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502 Early Cast Iron Beakhorn Stake or Anvil, lg. 24 in. $100-150 503 Five Blacksmith’s Tools, 19th/20th century, three pairs of tongs, a rasp, and a U-shaped double-handled single-edged shaver. $150-250 504 Three File Cutter’s Hammers, France, 18th/ 19th century, one with possible touchmark. $150-250 505 Two 19th Century Iron Blacksmith’s Tongs, lg. 26 in. $150-200 506 Six Early Blacksmith’s Hammers, Europe, 19th century, various steel heads and handles, lg. 7 to 23 in. $150-200 507 Blacksmith or Saddler’s Hammer, tapered handle engraved “R. Bardou/Macon a Dreux/1849,” lg. 12 in. $100-150 508 Three Early Iron Punches, mounted in an oak block, block lg. 9 in. $100-150 509 Early Blacksmith’s Mallet or Hammer, Europe, 17th/18th century, iron head stamped with an “R,” lg. 14 in. $200-300 510 Three Early Mason’s Trowels, France, 19th century, two with iron blades, one marked “M. Bouvais a Bordeaux” with a crown over ribbon stamp, brass-tipped and ferruled wooden handles, the other with brass blade, blade lg. 6 and 11 in. Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 21. $250-350

511 Two Early Mason’s Trowels, Europe, 18th/19th century, iron mudding trowel with braided handle and a brick layer’s trowel, lg. 12 in. $300-500 512 Six Stone Mason’s Rasps or Planes, Europe, 19th century, various woods and iron rasp shapes, all but one marked. $100-200 513 Four 19th Century Steel-toothed Mason’s Saws, various teeth-per-inch blades, lg. 8 1/2 in. $100-150 514 French Stonemaker’s Carving Tool, wrought iron tool with interchangeable heads, dual maker’s marks on the underside, and hardwood handle, lg. 11 1/4 in.

519 Two Bone-handled Timber Scribes and a Small Awl, France, scribes with chamfered handles and brass ferrule and butt cap; the brass and iron prick with floral-decorated handle, lg. 4 to 5 in. $300-500 520 Five 19th Century Customs & Excise Timber Scribes, France, iron blades with faceted boxwood handles, lg. 5 in. $200-400 521 Twenty-one Timber Scribes, France and United Kingdom, 19th century, various size scribes with wooden handles, many marked with manufacturer’s name or symbols, one in the form of a compass, lg. 5 to 8 in. $1,000-1,500

Literature: Jean Claude Peretz, L’outil et le Compagnon, p. 25. $400-600

522 Eight Horn-handled Timber Scribes, France, iron tool with brass ferrules, some marked with makers’ names, lg. 5 1/2 in. $800-1,200

515 Thirty Mason’s Chisels, iron shafts with various shaped profile edges, many with manufacturer’s stamp or name, lg. 5 to 12 in. $200-300

523 Two Early Vine or Vineyard Axes, Brittany and Savoy, France, both single-edge iron blades, one with maker’s mark, lg. 15 1/2 in. $100-200

516 Five Stone-shaping Tools, Europe, 19th century, an iron crandall, wood-handled mallet, wrench, and a spike or wedge. $200-300

524 Marked and Dated Vine or Vineyard Axe, Jarnioux, France, c. 1864, single-edge iron blade marked “B. Tondu a Jarnioux 1864” above a double fish bone symbol, blade lg. 24 in.

517 Wrought Iron Stone Mason’s Tool, France, 18th/19th century, fifteen double-edged iron shanks wrapped in a steel band, mounted to a wooden handle. $400-600

Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 89. $200-300

518 Four Iron Wedges, two with engraved fish bone designs, an ash-bodied wedge with iron ferrule and tip, and another with small socketed wedge, lg. 6 to 11 in.

525 Two Pairs of 19th Century Glassblowing Shears or Nippers and an Early Wrought Iron Blowpipe, Italy and Europe, the scrolledhandle shears with stamped mark on outer blade; 64-in. trumpet-shaped blowpipe, and a green glass wine bottle, shear lg. 8 to 10 in. $200-300

Literature: Codes & Symbols of European Tools, p. 88. Note: The fishbone symbol was used to represent the maker’s allegiance to Christianity during the 1st and 2nd century AD. $150-250

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537 French Double-handled Hay Knife, 19th century, lg. 33 1/2 in. $200-300 538 Nine Agricultural or Farming Tools, 19th century, scythe, sickles, trowel, shears, and rakes, lg. 12 to 33 in. $150-200 539 Two Iron-bladed Timber Tools, 19th century, used for removal of bark, lg. 20 to 24 in. $150-200

540 French Truffle Adze or Axe, 18th/19th century, wrought iron blade with fruitwood handle, lg. 25 in. $200-400 540

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526 Wrought Iron Double-edged Pruning Tool, France, 19th century, lg. 10 1/2 in. $200-300 527 Three Billhooks or Roncolas, France, 19th century, iron blades with turned wooden handles, one blade marked “A Tfans,” lg. 10 to 14 in. $200-250 528 Single-edge Billhook or Roncola, 18th century, iron blade with shaped and turned shaft terminating in a crown-shaped ferrule, with an incised fruitwood handle, lg. 11 1/2 in. $200-300 529 19th Century Vine or Vineyard Axe, Bugey, France, wrought iron blade with touchmarks, mortised wood handle, lg. 30 in. $200-400 530 18th Century Vine or Vineyard Axe, France, wrought iron double-edge blade with fruitwood handle, lg. 51 in. $200-400

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531 18th Century Vine or Vineyard Axe, France, wrought iron blade with triple clover touchmarks, (lacking handle), lg. 29 1/2 in. $300-500 532 Three Wooden Finger Protectors, France, 19th century, lg. 5 to 6 in. $100-150 533 Three Wooden Bale or Hay-winders, France, 19th century, lg. 5 to 9 in. $100-150 534 Four Japanese Hay Hooks, wooden handles with steel shafts/blades, lg. 9 to 13 in. $200-300 535 Seven Vine Pruning or Billhooks, France, 19th century, wooden handles and steel blades, one with folding blade and decorated handle, lg. 6 to 11 in. $200-400 536 Early French Boxwood Lark Lure and a Dated Carved Wooden Sheath, inset mirrors adorn the rotating head mounted to a tapered stem; octagonal fully carved sheath marked “1872,” lg. 9 to 18 1/2 in. $200-400

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541 Two 19th Century Block Planes, Stanley type 1 #110 Non-Adjustable Block Plane, and an unmarked plane, lg. 7 1/2 in. $200-300 542 19th Century Rounding-up Tool and a Bench Vise, brass and steel rounding-up tool with a 6-in. spoked wheel mounted to a mahogany base, and an iron vise with rotating jaw that is guided along a track, and mounted to a plywood stand, ht. 9 in. $150-250 543 Salesman’s Sample or Patent Model of a Moldboard Plow, 19th/20th century, cast iron and bentwood frame, lg. 28 in. $300-500 544 Swedish Field Telegraph Attributed to L.M. Ericsson, c. 1900, three-ply mahogany base with brass plates, and glass housing surrounding the key-wind spring barrel mechanism, dual coils, bell, and retractable printing reels, housed in a three-sided hinged carrying case with inset handles, ht. with reel extended 13 in.; sold with a French military field compass attributed to Houlliot. $600-800 545 Paint-decorated Nautical-themed Chest of Drawers, 19th and 20th century, fully decorated chest of two over three drawers, ht. 32, wd. 36, dp. 16 1/2 in. $300-500


546 Pair of Thomas Lamb Bentwood Steamer Chairs, Canada, 20th century, with original canvas cushions, and assembly directions, wd. 29 in. $300-500 547 Brass Porthole Occasional Table, 20th century, 23in. dia. porthole attached to a laminated and turned mahogany base, ht. 22 in. $500-700 548 Laminated Half-hull Model, 19th century, 50-in. model mounted to a green painted edge molded board, paper label on back reads in part: “Waterline Bench Model/Four Masted Schooner,” with measurements, and scales, overall wd. 63 1/2 in. $600-800

549 Dr. Louis Auzoux Full Body Medical Teaching Model, France, c. 1847, papier-mâché anatomical model of a full figure, designed to be dismantled and reassembled, showing internal anatomy with labeled parts, veins and arteries in blue and red, with original paper-lined dovetailed shipping crate, ht. 34 in. Provenance: Dutch collector to a private Massachusetts collection. Note: Dr. Auzoux created these models due to the lack of corpses and/or religious beliefs at the time. His “secret” papier-mâché mixture enabled him to create sturdy, solid models for students. $8,000-12,000 550 Auzoux Papier-mâché Anatomical Model of a Heart, Paris, 20th century, paint-decorated model with numbered components of the heart to correspond with a study chart, ht. 9 in. $1,000-1,500 551 Paint-decorated Two-part Composition Anatomical Head, c. 1900, two-part teaching tool showing the structure and musculature of the human head, mounted to a black-painted base, ht. 12 in. Provenance: Alex Peck Medical Antiques, Charleston, Illinois, to a private Massachusetts collector. $1,000-1,500 552 19th Century Plaster Phrenology Bust, delicately rendered life-size painted plaster bust with incised divisions of the cranium, each section labeled with numerals, base reading “Phrenology,” ht. 13 in. Provenance: Hill Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan, to a private Massachusetts collector. $1,000-1,500 549

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553 Josef Leiter Ophthalmo Phantome Head, Vienna, Austria, first quarter 20th century, Bakelite “Phantom” head with coil spring eyes with adjustment screws mounted to a steel bracket for tilt adjustment and marked “Leiter in Wien” on hinge, ht. 13 in. Provenance: Alex Peck Antique Scientifica to a private Massachusetts collector. Note: A similar example is held by the Science Museum in London. $3,000-5,000 554 L.N. Fowler Ceramic Phrenology Head, London, England, 19th century, cranium divided by ink lines into areas representing the sentiments, with maker’s title on the front and his inscription on the reverse, ht. 11 1/2 in. $800-1,200

555 Carved Wood Phrenology Head, New England, life-size painted and carved wood bust with incised labeled regions of the cranium, eyes painted brown, and mounted to a mahogany cove-molded base, ht. 12 in. Provenance: Hill Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan, to a private Massachusetts collector. Literature: American Vernacular, by Frank Maresca and Roger Ricco. $3,000-5,000 558

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556 Hand-painted Cross-section Model of a Head, Wilh. Schluter/Naturwissenschaftliches/ Ha--e a. Saale, life-size plaster head with cross sections of the brain, spinal cord, and sinuses, mounted to an ebonized turned base, paper label underneath, ht. 16 in. Provenance: Alex Peck Medical Antiques, Charleston, Illinois, to a private Massachusetts collector. $1,500-2,000 557 Rubber Anatomical Model of a Heart, early 20th century, dyed and painted model with hinged portions and numbered components, mounted to a turned wood stand, ht. 14 in. Note: Rear of the heart is marked “D-G Co,” possibly for Denoyer Geppert. $1,000-1,500

558 Dr. Louis Auzoux Medical Teaching Model of a Head, France, mid-19th century, papiermâché anatomical model designed to be dismantled and reassembled, showing internal anatomy with labeled parts, veins and arteries in blue and red, mounted to a turned ebonized base, ht. with base 13 in. Provenance: Harter Antiques to a private Massachusetts collector, with certificate of authenticity. $3,000-5,000 559 Charles Pickman Ceramic Phrenology Bust, Seville, Spain, c. 1850, life-size bust with labeled regions of the cranium reading in Spanish, marked “Cubi, del Picazo esculturo/ Cartuja Sevilla,” ht. 15 in. Provenance: Alex Peck Antique Scientifica to a private Massachusetts collector. $1,500-2,500

560 C.F.H. Heineman Lacquered Brass Craniometer, Braunschweig, Germany, late 19th century, central weighted turned brass column engraved on the bottom as above, with opposing 11-in. dia. horizontal and vertical perforated rings marked with scales and pins to determine the fix points of the cranium measurements, mounted to an ebonized turned base with brass plate, ht. with pins mounted 25 in. Provenance: Alan Peck Medical Supplies, Charleston, Illinois, to a private Massachusetts collector. $4,000-6,000 561 Naturalist-type Microscope, 19th century, turned brass shaft with wooden handle, and specimen holder, housed in the original leatherwrapped case, lg. 5 in. $100-150

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564 Charles Chevalier Universal Achromatic Microscope, c. 1840, with horizontal main tube, square pillar with stage platform for accepting either of the two stages, one with X/Y adjustments, and engraved “Charles Chevalier Ingenieur, Opticien, Palais Royal, 163, Paris,” gimbaled mirror below, with screw-mount case construction, all housed in a dovetailed mahogany case with accessories, green-lined fitted velvet tray, containing slides, tools, eyepieces, and objective lens, case wd. 11 3/4 in. $7,000-9,000 565 19th Century Stanley Portable Slidemaking Kit, Bridge Street, London, fitted mahogany case with hinged lid and front panel, damascened brass table, mahogany and brass turntable with plaque reading “Thos. Armstrong & Brother/Manchester/ Liverpool,” adhesive bottles, and labels, wd. 9, dp. 6, ht. 5 in. $200-300

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566 Simple Dissecting Microscope, F.E. Becker & Co., Hatton Wall, London, 19th century, lacquered brass instrument with a 5 1/2-in. dia. stage and inset black glass rack-andpinion eyepiece adjustment, mirror below, and housed in the original single-drawer mahogany case with three lenses. $150-250 567 Collection of 19th/20th Century Microscope Slides, slide preparation kits, slide cases, and slides. $100-150 568 Excelsior Pocket and Dissecting Microscope, 19th century, wooden case with sliding lid in which the pillar folds up to accept the lenses, and stage, mirror housed in case bottom, and two dissecting needles, ht. during use 4 in. $100-150

562 Two Entomological Simple Microscopes, England, 18th/19th century, one with hinged arms with a channel bar that carries the movable spike/forceps, the compass-type microscope with black/white stage, and fixed focus, lg. 4 and 5 in. $300-400

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563 Rare No. 1 Waterhouse “Museum Microscope,” W. Watson & Sons Ltd. monocular microscope with brass plaque on base reading “No. 1 Waterhouse Museum Microscope/W. Watson & Sons Ltd./313 High Holborn, London/38568,” with a manual-wind geared revolving slide drum, housed in an ebonized mahogany case with three viewing windows, ht. 13 1/2, dp. 14 1/2, wd. 9 1/2 in. $800-1,200

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569 Portable 19th Century Slide-making Kit, England, fitted mahogany case with hinged lid and lower spring-operated drawer, mahogany and brass turntable, six boxwood-topped bottles, and accessories, ht. 6 3/4, wd. 9 1/2, dp. 8 in. $200-300 570 Two Simple Case-mounted Microscopes, England, lacquered brass scopes with round pillars, rack-and-pinion adjustable stages, and gimbaled mirrors, both mounted to mahogany boxes, ht. 9 in. when mounted. $150-250


571 Three Early Insectoscope Microscopes, one with a stationary lens, one with a screwmount lens, and the other with manual adjustment lens, dia. 1 1/2 to 2 in. $75-125 572 Three Naturalist’s Magnifiers, 19th century, lacquered brass frames with adjustable threaded eyepieces, one with wheels, 1-in. dia. lenses. $150-200

573 Quekett-type Dissecting Portable Microscope, 19th century, damascened surface with two hold-downs, dovetailed pillar attachment with, rack-and-pinion X/Y focusing, and mirror below, table ht. 3 3/4 in. $200-300 569

574 Three Simple Field Microscopes, unmarked lacquered brass instruments, each with circular base with hinged folding pillars, mirrors, and square stages, two with their original velvet-lined cases, ht. 5 in. $200-250 575 Eight Early Magnifier Scopes, brass-cased instruments with manual lens adjustments, ht. 1 to 5 in. $100-150 576 Henry Crouch Lacquered Brass Binocular Microscope and Compendium, London, second half 19th century, tubes signed in script “H & W Crouch/Regents Canal Dock London/151,” eyepieces with rackwork adjustment above the rackwork coarse focus, damascened rectangular stage, mounted slide clip, plano/concave mirror below, two marked objectives, brass condensing lens, all housed in a fitted mahogany case, ht. 14 in. $600-800

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577 Two 19th Century Botanical Microscopes, lacquered brass instruments, both with adjustable square pillars, rack-and-pinion stages, one mounted to a circular screw base, the other a collapsible tri-foot base, ht. 4 and 5 in. $150-250 578 Two Multifaceted Kaleidoscope Viewers, probably England, 19th century, a turned boxwood example with 1 1/4-in. dia. objective, and a faceted exterior brass example, ht. 1 1/4 and 2 1/2 in. $100-150


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579 Three Acorn-type Microscopes, 18th/19th century, two brass examples with screwmount bodies, one complete with small round lens, prick, and interior magnifier, the other lacking lens, and prick, bone example with small round lens, and a prick, ht. 1 1/2 to 2 in. $200-300 580 Gould-type Field Microscope, Cary, London, 19th century, blue velvet-lined mahogany box with screw mount attached to front edge for receiving the rackwork pillar signed “Cary London,” three-lens main tube, stage, concave mirror, and three objective lenses. Literature: Similar examples in G L’E Turner’s The Great Age of the Microscope. $200-250

581 Carl Zeiss Jena Pocket Microscope, retailed by Devaux, opticians, chromeplated scope marked as above, with three interchangeable eyepieces that lock onto the adjustable pillar, base with a 1 1/2-in. dia. housing for accepting one of five different size aperture plates, all housed in a fitted, slide-lid, fruitwood box, instrument ht. when open 2 in. $100-150

582 J.A. de Luc-type Hygrometer, 19th century, brass frame with silvered engraved circular scale reading 0–100, with spring, pointer, and pulley, housed in the original velvet-lined sharkskin case, lg. 6 1/2 in. Literature: A similar example can be found in Nineteenth-Century Scientific Instruments, Gerard L’E Turner, p. 238. $200-250

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583 Two French 19th Century Hygrometers, a silvered brass example with needle lock down, signed “Hygrometer Selon Saufsave/Rue de Jardinet No. 2 Paris,” with thermometer -2060; the other signed “Saussure,” lg. 10 in. $200-250 584 Two French Hygrometers, a cased and signed “L. Golaz a Paris” hygrometer with silvered scale, and one in wood and brass, both with scales 0–100, lg. 9 1/2 and 11 in. $100-150 585 J.M. Bryson Cased Hygrometer, Edinburgh, Scotland, 19th century, double silvered scale reading as above, brass mounting bracket screwed to the 2 1/2-in. dia. turned brass base, housed in the original fitted mahogany case, ht. 8 1/2 in. $150-200 586 F. Meyers & Co. Brass Balance Scale, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19th century, turned brass column with arm engraved “F. Meyers/Phila.,” with two 8-in. pans, ht. 24 in. $100-150 587 Curta Type I Calculator, no. 46460, eight digits for data entry or “setting slides,” six-digit revolution counter, eleven-digit result counter, bottom marked in part “Made in Liechtenstein by Contina AG Mauren Type I No. 46709,” housed in a black metal can, ht. 4 1/4 in. $300-500

588 Three Pocket Compasses, late 19th and early 20th century, all with folding sights and silvered engraved dials, including a mahoganycased example with an engraved scale on bottom, and rotating vernier, and level, dia. 3 in. $50-100 589 Cary Clinometer or Sighting Scope, London, 19th century, lacquered brass hinged bubble level mounted to an arch with scale from 0–90, lg. 5 in. $100-150 590 Two Diminutive 19th Century Demonstration Radius Needles, both with lacquered brass base, silvered engraved wheels, and pointers, one in its original velvetlined case, ht. 4 in. $150-250 591 Four De Lisle’s Reflecting Clinometers, 19th and 20th century, one miniature lacquered brass example signed “Baker/London,” housed in the original velvet-lined case, and another marked “Palmer,” with weighted arm, lg. 3 to 6 in. $150-200 592 Two Combination Clinometer/Compass Instruments and a Field Compass, 19th/20th century, an unsigned 3-in. dia. cased clinometer, and a 2 1/2-in. dia. Stanley example, with a 2 1/2-in. silvered compass dial marked “I. Newman/122 Regent Street/ London,” with blued-steel needle. $50-75

593 Miniature Electric Model, late 19th century, 5-in. lg. model with geared rear wheels, central steel conductive wheel, and dual wrapped coils. $100-150 594 Two Diminutive Stationary Model Engines, 3-in. dia. flywheel with coiled brass piston housings, and a stem model marked on base “Erster Dieselmotor Der welt/Gebaut 1897 von der Maschinenfabrik Augsburg,” ht. 4 and 5 in. $200-250 595 E. Bourdon Cased Manometer, 74 Faubourg de Temple, Paris, 19th century, lacquered brass instrument with silvered dial under the domed glass reading “Manometer Metallique De E. Bourdon Brevete,” with a scale marked 0–18, in the original fitted case, lg. 5 in. $150-200 596 Two 19th Century Melloni Thermopiles, unmarked, lacquered brass instruments, one with a hinged column and cover, ht. 8 in. $150-200 597 Two Clinometers, an unmarked lacquered brass instrument with folding sights, bubble level, and rack-and-pinion horizontal adjustment, and a hinged anodized brass instrument marked “Queen & Co. Phila.” $100-150

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598 Two Lacquered Brass Westphal Apparatuses, unsigned instruments with weighted scale arm and central pillar, one with colorless glass tube and sinker weight, ht. 8 in. $100-150

599 Magdeburg-style Hemisphere, France, 19th century, turned lacquered brass hemisphere, with stopcock engraved “Chinoe(?) 8 R. Berthollet Paris,” ht. 8 in. $100-200 600 S. Plossl & Co. Heliostat, Vienna, 19th century, lacquered brass instrument with mirror, vertical 2 1/4-in. dia. silvered scale divided 0–180–0, three point adjustable feet mounted to base marked “S. Plossl & Co. Wein,” 1-in. porcelain roman numeral dial with watch mechanism, ht. 9 in. $150-250 601 Two Lacquered Brass Clinometers, France, 19th century, teardrop-shaped instruments with folding sighting vanes, the smaller engraved “Bellieni a Nancy,” the larger with engraved scales on top plate and “Lerebour’s et Secretan,” lg. 3 and 3 1/2 in. $200-250

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602 Two Watkins Exposure Meters, early 20th century, one in lacquered brass, engraved on end cap “Watkins Exposure Meter/Patent/R. Fields & Co./Birmingham,” the other in chrome-plate engraved “Watkins U.S. Patent/ No. 45689 91/C. Reinschild(?), New York,” both with four sliding rings and five scales, ht. 2 3/4 in. $200-400

603 Declination and Inclination Demonstration Needle, 19th century, 5-in. dia. hinged silvered scale with central compass needle above the geared adjustment knob that rotates the central pillar with register needle and scale at base, ht. 10 in. $200-250 604 Negretti & Zambra Crystal Goniometers, London, with crystal mounting arm, 4-in. dia. brass disc with engraved outer edge scale engraved as above, mounted to a mahogany base, ht. 7 in. $150-200 605 Two Improved Galvanometers, England, 19th century, each with turned mahogany base, adjustable feet, suspended needles above the dials, and coils, both with colorless glass domes, one marked on base “Philip Harris & Co. Makers Birmingham & Dublin,” ht. 7 and 10 in. $200-250

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606 Unmarked 19th Century Sighting Instrument, probably England, triangular base with central bubble level, vertical half circle scale divided 0–90, pivoting sighting arm rides along scale with vernier readouts on either side, ht. 5 in. $200-250 607 19th Century Diminutive Brass Circumferentor, France, 6-in. dia. spoked frame with outer engraved scale marked 0–360, inner scale divided in four quadrants, four stationary vanes, center compass with rotating vanes, and vernier. $200-250 608 19th Century Lacquered Brass Altazimuth Theodolite, probably England, 10-in. scope above the pierced central hinged frame with scale divided 0–80 on one side and multiple scales on the other, with lyre-shaped stationary base with vernier scale at the bottom, ht. 7 in. $200-300 609 19th Century Diminutive Lacquered Brass Spectroscope, Laurent Succ’r do Soleil, 21 Rue di L’oden, Paris, 4-in. dia. horizontal scale engraved as above, stationary scope, and a rotating scope, and vernier, mounted to a fourarm frame, and circular base, ht. 7 in. $200-250


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613 Two 19th Century Quadrant Needles, Europe, unmarked, lacquered brass tri-foot instrument with squat central pillar, engraved scale divided 60-90-60 with iron needle, and a cast iron decorated base example with twin flat pillars, silvered scale marked 0–100, and needle, ht. 7 to 11 1/2 in. $200-300

611 Smeeth’s Transit Protractor and a Quadrant, protractor arm marked “Smeeth’s Transit Protractor/Mark I/Sole Makers/Negretti & Zambra/London,” with folding sights, trough level, scale, and mirror; the boxed Keuffel & Esser 4-in. quadrant with silvered scale and vernier. $150-250

614 Three 19th Century Demonstration Apparatuses, all lacquered brass instruments, one engraved “E. Ducrete a Paris,” with two shut-off valves and viewing window, ht. 9 to 10 in. $200-300

612 19th Century Sound Siren and Fire Piston Instruments, A.L. Robbins Co., Chicago, Illinois, mounted brass siren with engraved dual dials on the upper plate, and pierced sound rotating disc, with attached plaque reading as above, and a lacquered brass fire piston with chamber, and manual sliding piston, ht. 9 in. $100-150

615 Wheatstone’s Photometer by Secretan, Paris, 19th century, 1 3/4-in. dia. lacquered brass drum with geared reduction linkage, engraved on side in script “Secretan a Paris,” with hand-crank below, housed in the original velvet-lined fitted case. $200-300

616 Elliott Bros. Diminutive Demonstration Gyroscope, London, 19th century, oval baseplate engraved as above, central weighted gimbaled ring with engraved scale divided 0–40–0 with knife-edge at the upper portion for reading the scale on the stationary upright, ht. 4 in. $150-200

617 18th Century French Electrometer, brass-mounted colorless glass bottle with suspended straw indicators, etched scale on face of bottle, ht. 5 1/2 in. Literature: A similar example is found in Early Scientific Instruments Europe 1400-1800, by Anthony Turner, p. 274. $150-250 618 Two 19th Century Gauges, Netherlands and London, a 4 1/2-in. lacquered brass quadrant with engraved scale divided 0–40–0, blued needle, engraved “T. Van Pelt/Breda,” with two steel edges; the second engraved “Knight & Co./2 Forest Lane, London,” with silvered inset scale on main hinged arm and a vernier readout arm, lg. 6 in. $200-250 619 Schmalcalder Patent Dip Circle and an Unmarked Prismatic Compass, London, 19th century, lacquered brass instrument with 6-in. sight with fine adjustment knobs, and sunshades, bubble level, 3-in. circle or compass with fixed cross arms engraved “Schmalcalder/Patent/ 82 Strand/London” mounted at a right angle to central column, and weighted base, and an unmarked prismatic compass with folding sights, dia. 3 in. $200-300

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620 19th Century Lacquered-brass Surveyor’s Sight, drum-shaped body with silvered scale, sight with balance weight suspended from the end plate cover with wood handle, two viewing windows, lower embossed cover reads in part “Patentirtes Tascheninstrument Zum Nivelliren,” housed in the original brass case, ht. 4 1/2 in. $150-200 621 Three 19th Century Pocket Range Finders, two Weldon finders in brass cases, one engraved “Weldon Range Finder Patent” with rotating center sight, the other engraved “Weldon Range Finder” on one side and coordinates on the other, and a chrome-plated brass example marked “A. Coutureau Invr.,” ht. 2 to 2 1/2 in. $200-250 622 Two 19th Century Lacquered Brass Instruments, German angle finder with radius scale from 0–50, adjustable bubble level with vernier end, engraved on front plate and rear plate reads “W. Bandermann/Berlin,” and an unsigned pierced frame clinometer with rotating arm with knife-edge for scale readout, plumb bob, and screw-mount handle, both housed in their original case. $200-250

623 Two Demonstration Gyroscopes, 19th century, lacquered brass instruments, one engraved at base “T. Cooke & Sons/York & London,” with gimbaled outer rings and horizontal central disc, the other a 5 1/2-in. tall instrument with vertical central disc. $200-300 624 Seven 19th Century Spectroscopes, London, lacquered brass instruments, five marked “John Browning,” two with stands, an unmarked one, and a R. & J. Beck “Thorp’s D.V. Diffraction Spectroscope,” five with their original velvet-lined cases, scope lg. 2 to 6 in. $200-250 625 Norremberg Polariscope, 19th century, lacquered brass frame with two pillars and two rings, each with engraved scales, center ring with rotating clear glass disc, and rotating rectangular frame below, terminating with an inset mirrored base, ht. 11 in. $200-250 626 Cary Telescoping Paraffin Lamp, lacquered brass four-draw screw-mount, and collapsible scope marked “Cary London” above the pierced or vented lamp, ht. closed 7 1/2 in. $150-200

627 Two Laboratory Lamps, 19th century, mahogany-cased paraffin lamp, and a German manufactured gas lamp, ht. 13 1/2 and 15 in. $150-200 628 Two 19th Century Hypsometers, England, one marked “L. Casella/Makers to the Admiralty & Ordnance/London” with two-draw scope, the other unmarked with three-draw scope, both with collapsible tri-foot legs, ht. closed 11 in. $150-250 629 Demonstration Baroscope, unmarked, 19th century, lacquered brass 2 1/2-in. dia. globe, counterweight arm, and turned pillar with scale, ht. 7 in. $100-150

630 Two 19th Century Chondrometers or Grain Scales, England, lacquered brass and steel instruments, both with buckets, scale arm with counterweights, and collapsible base, one engraved on arm “Bartlett Bristol,” and on weight “lbs per Bushel Imperial,” housed in the original mahogany box with interior label, ht. 5 in. $200-400

631 Two 19th Century Colorless Glass Measuring Vessels, Europe, one etched “1000 Grains 60.0.F,” housed in the original fitted leather and velvet-lined case, the other etched “50 Grammes 75.C,” in a fitted metal case, both with brass weights, lg. 4 in. $150-250 632 Six Pieces of Chemical Glassware, lg. 3 to 12 in. $150-200 633 Bichromate Cell and a Leyden Jar, early 20th century, single fluid colorless glass bichromate jar, and a Leyden jar with foil interior and horn-shaped metal projection, ht. 7 and 7 1/2 in. $150-250

634 Crooke’s Radiometer, late 19th century, hand-blown colorless glass sphere with mica vanes, mounted to a turned wood base, ht. 9 1/2 in. $150-250

635 Two Davis & Son Anemometers, Derby, England, 19th century, a 2 1/4-in. dia. instrument with silvered register dial above the fan with dual readouts, marked “Davis & Son Derby/132E,” and a cased 4-in. dia. instrument with cross bar engraved “Davis & Son Derby 662,” and central register dial. $200-250 636 Two Negretti & Zambra (Zambia) Anemometers, London, 19th century, a mahogany cased 6-in. dia. instrument with central registry dial marked “Negretti & Zambra/London,” and a 2 1/4-in. dia. pocket anemometer with central registry dial marked “Negretti & Zambia.” $150-200 637 Two 19th Century Pocket Anemometers, United Kingdom, one marked on cross-bar “Bard & Son Glasgow 62X” with silvered register dial above the 2 1/4-in. dia. brassbladed fan, and a 2 1/4-in. dia. instrument with central register dial marked “Bennis/ Bolton.” $150-250 638 Five Anemometers, 19th/20th century, two 2-in. dia. pocket anemometers with hinged cases and silvered dials, and three anodized brass anemometers in their original cases. $100-150 639 Two Multi-dial Anemometers, London and Berlin, both with silvered six-register dials, one signed “J.Hicks/8 Hatton Garden/London,” the other “R. Fuess/Steglitz/Berlin,” ht. 5 1/2 and 9 in. $100-150 640 Five Air Meters, 19th/20th century, lacquered and anodized brass instruments with silvered dials, ht. 3 in. $100-150 641 Lowne’s Patent Ventilation Anemometer, no. 2063, Stanley, London, six-dial silvered scale and fan mounted in an anodized brass and mahogany base, housed in the original mahogany box with interior silver medal exhibition label, lg. 6 in. $100-150 642 Two Anemometers or Wind Direction Recorders, early 20th century, cast iron trifoot bases, rotating steel and brass frames with propellers, and clockwork mechanisms with recording scales, lg. 13 and 19 in. $200-250

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643 W.A. Martin Anemometer, London, 19th century, brass frame with damascened base engraved “W.A. Martin/Improved Self Registering Anemometer/London,” ht. 7 in. $100-150 644 Two 19th Century Diminutive Theodolites or Transits, London, lacquered brass instruments with spotting scopes, inset compass dials, rack-and pinion horizontal adjustments, one signed “W&S Jones/Holborn London,” the other “Bancks/440 Strand London.” $300-500

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645 Fraser & Son Solar Surveyor’s Compass, London, 19th century, 3 1/2-in. silvered dial with cardinal and intercardinal points, flared brass case scale divided in four quadrants, folding sighting and sunshade arms. $150-250 646 L. Casella Diminutive Brass Transit Theodolite, London, 19th century, 6-in. scope with a 3-in. dia. vertical silvered scale, “A” frame with bubble level, silvered compass signed as above, interior scale, resting on three adjustable leveling screws, ht. 8 in. $200-250 647 W&S Jones Diminutive Brass Semicircumferentor, 30 Holborn, London, 3-in. dia. rotating dial with inner and outer scales, cardinal points, a pair of folding vanes, and a set of stationary vanes mounted under the outer scale reading 0–360, lg. 4 1/4 in. $200-300

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648 W&S Jones Diminutive Surveyor’s Compass, Holborn, London, 4 1/4-in. dia. silvered dial with outer ring scale marked 0–360, engraved cardinal, and intercardinal points, inner scale divided into four quadrants, and reads as above, with two folding sighting vanes, lg. 8 in. $200-400 649 Andrew Meneely Surveyor’s or Mining Compass, Troy, New York, no. 1020, 6-in. silvered dial, fleur-de-lis representing north, signed “Andrew Meneely/West Troy New York/ No1020 Warranted,” dual spirit levels, vernier, and vernier adjustment knob, housed in the original mahogany case with interior paper label, lg. 16 in. $400-600


650 Thomas Whitney Vernier Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, c. 1810, original lacquered brass instrument with a 5-in. silvered dial, needle scale divided in four quadrants, blued-steel needle, vernier, spirit level, vanes, dial cover, and tripod mount, housed in the original dovetailed carrying case, lg. 14 in. $1,000-1,500 651 Meneely & Oothout Vernier Compass, West Troy, New York, c. 1840, 6-in. blued-steel needle, engraved silvered dial reading as above, center star line pattern with points in script, scale divided in four quadrants, dual spirit levels, vernier, and vanes, lg. 15 3/4 in. $200-400 652 Alexander Megarey Vernier Surveyor’s Compass, New York, first half 19th century, 6-in. silvered dial with engraved central star and fleur-de-lis representing north, signed “Alexn. Megarey New York,” lacquered brass arms with dual spirit levels, and fine adjustment vernier knob, housed in the original mahogany box, lg. 16 in. $400-600 653 Meneely & Oothout Surveyor’s Wye Level, West Troy, New York, original lacquered brass instrument with a 14-in. scope and level below, frame engraved as above, housed in the original mahogany case, lg. 16 in. $150-200

654 Benjamin Pike & Son Vernier Compass and Two 18th Century New Jersey Land Deeds, New York, c. 1850, 6-in. dia. engraved silvered dial signed “Benjamin Pike & Son/New York,” cardinal, and intercardinal points in block lettering, and a fleur-de-lis at north, needle ring engraved 0–90 in four quadrants, blued-steel hand, brass lifter, dual spirit levels, vanes, and original mahogany dovetailed carrying case; the two deeds penned on vellum, one reading in part “Between John Singer of the Township of Knowlton in the County of Sussex, and the state of New Jersey, 1793,” the other “Between Philip Shaver (?) of the Township of Knowlton in the County of Sussex, and Western division of the State of New Jersey, 1796.” $1,500-2,000

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655 Richard Patten & Son Surveyor’s Compass, Baltimore, Maryland, c. 1855, 6-in. engraved silvered dial with cardinal, and intercardinal points, fleur-de-lis representing north, and engraved “Richard Patten & Son/Baltimore, Md.,” dual spirit levels, and housed in the original pine case, (lacking needle and vanes), lg. 14 1/2 in. $400-500 656 Gregg & Rupp Vernier Surveyor’s Compass, William T. Gregg and Michael Rupp, New York, second half 19th century, 5-in. silvered dial with floral engraved center wreath, fleur-delis representing north, dual spirit levels, and fine adjustment knob, housed in the original mahogany box, lg. 15 in. $400-600

657 Rittenhouse & Potts Vernier Compass, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, first quarter 19th century, 5 1/4-in. engraved silver dial with eight-point rose and fleur-de-lis representing north, raised central boss reading “Rittenhouse and Potts,” blued-steel needle with brass lifter, and outer ring calibrated 0–90 in four quadrants, vernier, and screw-mount sights, lg. 14 in. $2,000-3,000

658 Richard Patten & Son Surveyor’s Compass, New York, c. 1825, 4 1/4-in. dia. engraved silvered dial signed “Rich d Patten, New York,” engraved star pattern with compass points in block lettering and a fleur-de-lis at north, needle ring engraved 0–90 in four quadrants, blued-steel hand, brass lifter, spirit level, and vanes, in a dovetailed carrying case. $1,500-2,500

659 W. & L.E. Gurley Surveyor’s Transit, Troy, New York, lacquered brass instrument with 11-in. sighting scope above the spirit level, 5-in. silvered compass dial, dual vernier windows, spirit level, all resting on four adjustable feet, housed in the original case with interior labels, ht. 12 in. $200-300 660 John Roach Vernier Compass, New York, c. 1835, 6-in. blued-steel needle, engraved silvered dial with cardinal and intercardinal points in block lettering, fleur-de-lis representing north, and reading “John Roach New York,” scale divided in four quadrants, spirit levels, vernier, and tripod mount, (lacking one vane), lg. 17 in. $800-1,200

661 Henri Coutureau Quintant or Pocket Sextant, France, late 19th century, chromeplated bronze frame with index arm engraved “Coutureau Invr.,” damascened main plate surrounds the sunk compass dial, silvered scale from 0–150, and sighting arrow, lg. 4 1/4 in. $200-250 662 Lacquered Brass Sextant and an Octant, England, early 20th century, both with pierced brass frames with index arms, sighting pinnulas, mirrors, and sunshades, sextant marked on scale arc “J.W. Silver/Cornwall/ London,” housed in the original mahogany case with additional eyepieces, octant in an associated keyhole case with interior paper labels. $200-300

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666 19th Century Octant in a Signed Oak Case, mahogany frame with brass index arm, mirror, sunshades, and pinnula, scale from 0–100, housed in a keystone-shaped oak case with painted interior reading “John Ormand/ Ulverston/1852.” $300-500 668

663 Two 19th Century Ebony Octants, England, each with brass index arm, sighting pinnula, horizon mirror, and sunshade, one marked “E & G. W. Blunt” on the crossbar, housed in the original green-painted oak fitted keyhole case, the other unmarked, with a 16-in. index arm. $150-200 664 Two 19th Century New York 12-inch Ebony Octants, with brass index arms, sighting pinnulas, sunshades, and mirrors, one marked “Fry & Shaw/New York,” with keystoneshaped box and interior label from Demory Gray, the other marked “H. Duren/E & G.W. Blunt.” $200-300

665 Thomas Wegener No. 1773 Anodized Brass Sextant, Berlin, imported by C.L. Berger & Sons, Boston, c. 1920, pierced “A”-frame body with index arm reading: “Th. Wegener Berlin No. 1773/imported by C.L Berger & Sons, Boston,” vernier, magnifier, sighting scope, horizon mirror, and sunshades, scale reading 0–145, rosewood handle, with the original finger-jointed mahogany box with additional accessories. $200-400

667 Potter 5-inch Lacquered Brass Sextant, Poultry, London, pierced frame with silvered scale marked 0–160 and engraved “Potter, Poultry, London,” vernier with magnifier, mirrors, eyepiece, and an ebonized handle. $200-300

668 18th Century Shagreen Four-draw Spyglass, England, vellum-wrapped draws each with ivory ring cap, 12-in. lg. shagreencased main tube, and brass eyepiece with sliding cover. $300-400 669 Thomas Harris & Son Library Telescope, London, 19th century, 20 1/2-in. brass main tube, signed on ocular end “Tho. Harris & Son/London,” rack-and-pinion focusing, mounted to a center column with tripod snake-foot base. $300-500 670 5 1/4-inch Refracting Planetarium Telescope, early 20th century, 62-in. brass main tube with dual pulleys, ocular end with manual rotating chrome-plated outer disc with a scale divided 0–70, stepped inner disc with 1/12th scale divided 0–6, rack-and-pinion single-draw focusing, objective end with cast iron housing with brass rotating mirror plate (lacking mirror), and pulley, overall lg. 99 in. Note: According to the consignor, this came from a Newport, Rhode Island, estate. $1,000-1,500

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671 Alvan Clark & Sons 4-inch Refractor Telescope, Cambridgeport, Massachusetts, c. 1884, 55-in. brass main tube engraved on ocular collar “Alvan Clark & Sons 1884/ Cambridgeport Mass.,” rack-and-pinion focusing, 12-in. star finder, and dust cap, mounted to the original green-painted wooden tripod with iron equatorial mount, housed in the original green-painted fitted case with additional eyepieces, star, and solar diagonals. $3,000-5,000


672 Lacquered Brass 11-inch Planetarium, France, 19th century, with 1-in. sun-sphere, geared hand-turned mechanism to revolve the Earth and Moon, seven circle paper planets with descriptions (lacking four) on brass rotating arms, horizon ring with scales and names of the Zodiacal calendar, engraved meridian reading “Solstices” on the outer arms, mounted to a turned ebonized wood column, ht. 17 in. $700-900 673 Terrestrial 3-inch Cased Pocket Globe, mid-19th century, made up of twelve hand-colored engraved paper gores, North America outlined in green, Africa in red, over label cartouche in the North Pacific Ocean reading “J.L. & Cys,” with axis pins, contained in a fish skin-covered case, interior with printed world map inscribed “A Table of Latitudes & Longitudes of Places not given on this Globe,” and “The World as known in Cesar’s Time agreeable to D’Anville.” $2,000-3,000

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674 Pair of Thomas Harris & Son 12-inch Floor Standing Globes, London, first quarter 19th century, made up of twelve hand-colored gores laid down on plaster spheres with terrestrial cartouche reading “Thos. Harris & Son/New Terrestrial Globe/Composed from the latest Discoveries and astronomical Observations/Made and Sold at their Optical Manufactory/52 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London,” both with engraved brass hour rings, and meridian rings, paper horizon plates laid down on wood with Zodiacal calendar by names and signs, mounted to a delicately carved acanthus leaf and turned central column, terminating in carved paw feet with suspended central paper compass dials, ht. 34 in. $7,000-9,000

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675 Joseph Schedler’s 3-inch Terrestrial Globe, c. 1867, made up of twelve colored paper gores, with cartouche located in the South Pacific, mounted to a cast metal base, ht. 5 in. $100-200

676 19th Century Miniature Brass and Wooden Globe, probably England, 3-in. dia. wood sphere with incised latitude and longitude grid, horizon band with hash marks, and a small set screw to set the desired meridian ring angle, ht. 5 1/2 in. $800-1,200 677 T.M Bardin 12-inch Celestial Table Globe, London, c. 1800, made up of twelve hand-colored engraved paper gores, decorated with constellation names, cartouche reading in part “The New Twelve Inch British Celestial Globe containing the exact positions of more than 3800 fixed stars,” engraved brass meridian, and hour ring, paper horizon plate laid down on wood with engraved Zodiacal calendar by names, and signs, Gregorian calendar, and equation of time, mounted on a mahogany “X” form base with brass locking screw. $800-1,200

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678 Matthaeus Greuter Celestial Table Globe, Rome, c. 1636, made up of twelve copper-engraved paper gores, two polar calottes, all laid down on the 10-in. plaster covered wooden sphere, cartouche reading in Italian, engraved brass meridian ring divided in four quadrants, horizon parchment plate with degree scales, and signs of the Zodiac, mounted to the quarter-sawn oak panel with delicate beaded outer edge, housed in a wooden base with four turned legs with fretwork stretchers and center column. Note: Cartography based on the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe observations. $10,000-15,000 679 Silver Pocket Sundial by Michael Butterfield, Paris, late 17th century, the octagonal plate signed at the base of the adjustable bird-shaped hinged gnomon “Butterfield Paris,” engraved with roman and arabic numeral horary scales for latitudes 43, 46, 49, and 52, glazed compass with cardinal points in block lettering, the reverse engraved with the latitudes of twenty-two principle cities, lg. 3, wd. 2 3/4 in. $1,500-2,500

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680 Brass Equinoctial Augsburg-style Pocket Sundial, Germany, the engraved octagonal base with silvered dial compass and directionals in Latin, folding hour ring with roman numerals and needle gnomon, latitude arc calibrated 20-80 degrees, reverse engraved with latitudes of several cities, wd. 2 in. $400-600

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681 Sheldon Moore Iron Sundial, Kensington, Connecticut, mid-19th century, 10-in. dia. plate with outer roman numerals, and marked in the center “S. Moore/Kensington CT./ L.41” with triangular gnomon.

684 Benjamin Pike & Son Stick Barometer, New York, mahogany and string-inlaid case with central tube (lacking mercury) with engraved brass dial reading “B. Pike & Son Maker/518 Broadway New York,” with vernier scale, dual Fahrenheit and centigrade thermometer scales below, and terminating in a molded cistern cover, lg. 42 in. $150-250

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682 Silver Pocket Sundial by Michael Butterfield, Paris, late 17th century, the octagonal plate signed at the base of the adjustable bird-shaped hinged gnomon “Butterfield Paris,” engraved with roman and arabic numeral horary scales for latitudes 43, 46, 49, and 52, glazed compass with fleurde-lis at north and other intercardinal points in block lettering, the reverse engraved with the latitudes of twenty-two principle cities, in a stippled leather felt-lined case, lg. 3, wd. 2 3/4 in. $1,000-1,500

683 Four-plate Persian Astrolabe, 19th century, 6-in. dia. instrument with engraved mater with limb marked in degrees, the tympanum with circles of altitude and azimuth, rotating plates and alidade with pinnula sights, reverse engraved with calendar around the perimeter and scales for angle measurement suspended by a brass ring, and a decorated throne. $1,500-2,000

685 Charles Howorth Mahogany Angled Barometer, England, with two-part engraved paper scale reading “Charles Howorth, Fecit, Halifax,” fleur-de-lis markers and Masonic and astronomical symbols in decorative border, circular cistern cover and upright terminating in a demilune form with suspension loops, lg. 39, ht. 35 in. $1,000-1,500

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686 Dollond Mercury Stick Barometer, London, 19th century, step-molded, convex mahogany case with conforming glass over the engraved silvered dial with vernier, delicately framed thermometer window in throat, and applied turned cistern cover, lg. 38 in. Note: Barometers containing mercury cannot be shipped and must be picked up in the gallery. $800-1,200

687 Dollond Cased Marine Barometer, London, 19th century, step molded convex mahogany case with engraved silvered dial reading as above with adjustable vernier, upper hinged door with inset alcohol thermometer, and terminating in a turned brass cistern, (lacking mercury) housed in the original dovetailed red-stained shipping case with interior paper directions label and lacquered brass gimbal, instrument ht. 36 1/2 in. $1,000-1,500 688 W. Atkin Rosewood Mercury Stick Barometer, Newcastle, England, bone scales with vernier, and name boss in arch above the silvered thermometer dial, and brass cistern, with full brass gimbal, lg. 37 in. Note: Barometers containing mercury can not be shipped and must be picked up in the gallery. $700-1,100

689 Montblanc Jonathan Swift Limited Edition Writers Series Fountain Pen, Germany, black lacquer with platinum-plated inlays, engraved fine gold nib, with outer box, display box, and booklet, limited edition: 2,473/12,800. $600-800

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690 Three Leboeuf “40� Fountain Pens, all with flexible 14kt gold Leboeuf nibs, ring tops and threaded barrel ends for posting the cap, two with cream and black stripes and one in blue marble, capped lg. 4 1/8 in. $400-600

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691 Scriba 18kt Gold-filled Overlay Fountain Pen, Italy, gold-filled overlay with repoussĂŠ clip and cap top, button-filler with OMAS Extra 585 flexible nib, capped lg. 4 3/4 in. $200-400


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692 Two Tibaldi 18kt Gold-filled Overlay Safety Pens, Italy, both guilloche overlays, a No. 4 and possibly a No. 30, the No. 4 with a Tibaldi flexible 3 nib, the other with a “Warranted 14ct” medium nib, both capped lg. 5 1/8 in. $300-500 693 Five Waterman 0552 1/2V Gold-filled Fountain Pens, New York, two each of Pansy and Gothic patterns and one smooth, one Gothic is clipless the others are all ring-top and approx. lg. 4 9/16 in. $400-600 694 Waterman 42 “Continental” Faceted Overlay Ring-top Safety Pen, red ripple with faceted gold-filled overlay marked “Waterman’s Ideal,” with fine Waterman 14kt gold flexible nib, capped lg. 4 7/8 in. $300-500 695 Six Waterman Gold-filled “0552 1/2V” Ringtop Fountain Pens, patterns include Pansy, Gothic, Plain, and a line pattern, all lever filler with ring tops, lg. 4 9/16 in. $300-500

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696 Parker Duofold Senior Deluxe Set, Janesville, Wisconsin, both the pen and pencil with gold-filled trim, the pen a flat-top buttonfiller with large Parker “arrow nib,” barrel imprint “Geo. S. Parker DUOFOLD Made in U.S.A. Patented,” lg. 5 7/16 in., with matching Duofold pencil. $400-600 697 Europa 18kt Gold-filled Overlay Safety Pen, Italy, cap with repoussé filigree top and roller ball clip, fine 14kt gold nib, lg. 4 7/8 in. $250-350 698 Waterman “Day and Night” 18kt Goldfilled Overlay Fountain Pen, France, barrel marked hallmarks and “Waterman’s OR 18 C,” cap marked with same hallmarks and “Made in France,” indicia engraved “HD,” with Waterman fine flexible #2 nib, lg. 4 3/8 in. $300-500

699 Waterman’s Lady Patricia and 100 Year Fountain Pen Set, United States and Canada, the Lady Patricia in moss agate with gold-filled trim, barrel imprint marked in part “Waterman’s Fountain Pen Made in U.S.A.,” lg. 4 1/4, the 100 Year set with ribbed barrels in transparent green, three cap bands on pen and pencil and imprints that read in part “Waterman’s Made in Canada,” lg. 4 5/8 in. $300-500 700 Three Pelikan”400” Tortoiseshell Brown Stripe Fountain Pens, Germany, all three with 14kt gold nibs, dark brown caps, and twist buttons, a 400 with medium nib, a 400N with medium nib, and a 400NN with fine nib. $300-500

701 Five Conklin Endura Ring-top Fountain Pens and Pencils, Toledo, Ohio, a pen and pencil set in turquoise, and three Endura fountain pens all with Endura nibs: a sapphire blue and two brown marble, lg. 4 1/8 in. $300-500

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702 Five Moore Fountain Pens, Boston, three with Moore Maniflex nibs, a “72” and a “93” in jade, and a “83” in black and white (darkened), and two black pens with non-Moore gold nibs, lg. 4 1/8 to 4 7/8 in. $300-500

705 Six Gold Bond “Stonite” Lever Filler Fountain Pens, all marble patterns and marked “Gold Bond, Stonite,” gold-filled clips, ring tops, and cap bands, gold nibs from “2” to “8,” lg. 4 5/16 to 5 1/16 in. $250-350

703 Waterman “42 1/2” Day and Night Silver Overlay Safety Fountain Pen, France, silver overlay hallmarked and labeled “Waterman’s Argent, Made in France,” barrel end stamped “42 1/2,” lg. 5 in. $400-600

706 Four Mabie Todd “Swan” Fountain Pens, two Eternals, a “46” in black with gold-filled clip and bands, and a “54” ring-top in black and white and two “lever-less” made in England and are clipless, lg. 4 3/4 to 5 3/8 in. $300-400

704 Waterman’s “0552” 18kt Gold-filled Gothic Overlay Fountain Pen, lever filler pen of goldfilled Gothic overlay on black hard rubber, clip marked “Clip-cap, 18K Filled, Pat Sept. 26, 05,” barrel end marked “0552,” capped lg. 5 1/4 in. $400-600

707 Waterman’s No. 7 Red Ripple Fountain Pen with Pink Nib, New York, hard rubber cap and barrel in red ripple, No. 7 on barrel end, pink band on cap, extra fine flexible “pink” nib, barrel imprint “WATERMAN’S, Ideal, Reg. U.S. Pat. Off., Fountain Pen, RIPPLE,” lg. 5 1/2 in. $300-400

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708 Carter’s INX and Three Other Fountain Pens, red and black marbled plastic barrel and cap with flat ends, gold-filled clip and cap band, good barrel imprint, extra fine gold INX nib, capped lg. 5 3/8 in., and three chased black hard rubber pens: a “Reliable” and two “Monogram” pens, a clipless no. 23 and a no. 21. $150-250 709 Two Wahl Eversharp Fountain Pens, a “Doric” and “Deco Band,” the “Doric” a plunger filler with twelve-sided cap and barrel, gold-filled clip and cap band, fine “Dunn Pen” nib, lg. 5 1/4; and a green marbled gold seal “Deco Band” lever filler with extra fine 14kt Gold Seal Signature nib, capped lg. 5 1/4 in. $150-250

710 Danitrio Maki-e Limited Edition Fountain Pen, black lacquer pen with a maki-e technique Phoenix, 18kt gold nib, brocaded fabric sleeve, lacquered wood display box, original limited edition paperwork (#3 of 30), all in original outer box. $600-800


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711 Waterman’s “94” with Music Nib and Other Pens, New York, green and brown marble plastic case, barrel imprint reads in part: “Waterman’s, Fountain Pen, Unites States of America,” with Waterman music nib (damaged), capped lg. 5 in., with a bag of pens, mechanical pencils, and parts. $200-300

715 Waterman’s “412” and “452” Silver Overlay Fountain Pens, New York, “412” eyedropper filler with trefoil vine design silver overlay, with Waterman’s “2” Ideal nib, capped lg. 5 1/8; and a “452” lever filler with basketweave design silver overlay, replacement flex nib, capped lg. 5 1/4 in. $300-400

718 12-air Cylinder Musical Box, J.H. Heller, Bern, Switzerland, 15-in. cylinder, dual combs, start/stop, and change repeat levers, carved sound board, housed in an inlaid and marquetry decorated case with tune sheet attached to interior lid, lg. 23 in. $300-400

712 Waterman’s “455” Sterling Silver Gothic Overlay Fountain Pen Set, New York, both pen and pencil with sterling Gothic pattern overlay, the pen with cap, barrel, and clip marked “sterling, 455” on barrel end, the nib a stiff fine Waterman’s purple with keyhole vent, capped lg. 5 1/2, pencil lg. 5 3/8 in. $300-500

716 Montegrappa Paulo Coelho Limited Edition Fountain Pen, Italy, 0032/1000, black pearl resin with sterling silver overlay inset with two emeralds, 18kt white gold nib with butterfly, with inner display box, outer box and booklet. $800-1,000

719 Mermod Freres Ideal Soprano Six-air Cylinder Musical Box, Switzerland, c. 1890, the carved oak case with lower drawer for cylinder storage, celluloid card under lid reading in part “Manufactured for Breitinger & Kunz 37 and 38 North Ninth Street Philadelphia,” nickel movement with zither attachment, 14 1/2-in. single comb, “Jacot’s Patented Safety Check,” tune selection dial, and four cylinders, wd. 35 in. $800-1,200

713 Parker “Royal Challenger” and Mandarin Duofold Senior Fountain Pens, Janesville, Wisconsin, the “Duofold” in Mandarin yellow with black ends and gold-filled clip and cap bands, very fine nib marked “Parker Duofold Pen, Made in U.S.A.,” capped lg. 5 1/8, the “Royal Challenger” set in golden pearl with decorative cap band and stepped clip, barrel imprint strong, capped lg. 5 in. $400-600 714 No lot.

717 Lever-wind Cylinder Musical Box, Switzerland, playing eight airs, iron bedplate, dual springs, 13-in. cylinder, single comb with damascened zither attachment, housed in a rosewood veneer and marquetry inlaid case, lg. 26 1/2 in. $500-1,000

720 Regina 15-inch Disc Oak Music Box, retailed by Murray, Spink & Co., Providence, Rhode Island, with brass bedplate, double comb, starwheel assembly, barley-twist pressure bar, and start/stop lever, all housed in an oak case with rope-turned molding and monochrome lid print, brass plague on front reads “Murray, Spink & Co./Providence R.I.,” terminating in a stepped molded base, with original table, and approximately forty discs, wd. 22 3/4 in. $600-800

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723 Double-sided Rotating Drugstore CocaCola Sign, c. 1951, Underwriters’ Laboratories Inc., Form 5, no. C 640675, the 16-in. lighted convex rotating disc reading on one side “Shop Refreshed Drink Coca-Cola In Bottles” with a white ground, the other side with red ground reading “Drink Coca-Cola Sign of Good Taste,” mounted to yellow enameled steel base reading in green “Shop Refreshed,” ht. 21 in. $800-1,200 724 Columbia Disc Graphophone and Horn, model BI, nine-petal nickel horn, quarter-sawn oak case with original finish and decals, with approximately forty discs, case ht. 7 1/2 in. $400-600

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725 Renou Magician Automaton, France, bisque head impressed “1” with straight neck, open mouth, large blue paperweight eyes, pierced ears, cork pate, left bisque hand holding the lid of a die-shaped box that rests on velvetcovered base, going-barrel movement playing one air, dressed in a velvet peach-colored jacket with lace sleeves, ht. 15 1/2 in. $2,000-3,000

726 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,” interior with velvetlined slots to position the glass diapositives for viewing, lg. 7 1/2, wd. 5 1/4, dp. 4 in. $200-300 727 Alpa 6B 35mm Camera and Bell & Howell “Filmo 70 DA” 16mm Movie Camera, Switzerland, no. 40221, body marked with number above and “Alpa Reflex, Made in Switzerland, Mod. 6b,” fitted with Kern-MacroSwitar 50mm f/1.8 lens no. 742317; and a Bell & Howell “Filmo 70 DA” movie camera. $300-500 726

721 Regina 12-inch Disc Mahogany Musical Box model no. 16, no. 62492, with brass bedplate, double comb, starwheel assembly, barley-twist pressure bar, and start/stop lever, all housed in a mahogany dome-top case with monochrome lid print, original paper label that reads “Regina No. 16,” terminating in a stepped molded base, with fourteen discs, wd. 17 in. $800-1,200

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722 Regina 15-inch Disc Mahogany Musical Box with Zither Attachment, no. 19650, with brass bedplate, double comb, starwheel assembly, zither attachment, barleytwist pressure bar, and start/stop lever, all housed in a mahogany dome-top case with rope-turned molding and monochrome lid print, terminating in a stepped molded base, with approximately thirty discs, wd. 21 3/4 in. $800-1,200

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728 Leica IIIf with Red Dial, Self-timer, and Three Lenses, Germany, no. 721651, screw-mount chrome body with self-timer fitted with a 5cm f/3.5 collapsible Elmar lens, with screw-mount lenses, 3.5cm f/3.5 Summaron lens, and 9cm f/4.0 Elmar lens no. 808987, an adjustable VIOOH viewfinder, a folding Leitz flash attachment, and a copy of The Leica Manual. $700-900

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Conditions of Sale 1. Some of the lots in this sale are offered subject to a reserve. The reserve is a confidential minimum price agreed upon by the consignor and Skinner, Inc. below which the lot will not be sold. In most cases, the reserve will be set below the estimated range, but in no case will it exceed the estimates listed. A representative of Skinner, Inc. will execute such reserves by bidding for the consignor. In any event and whether or not a lot is subject to a reserve, the auctioneer may reject any bid or raise not commensurate with the value of such lot. 2. All property is sold “as is,� and neither the auctioneer nor any consignor makes any warranties or representation of any kind or nature with respect to the property, and in no event shall they be responsible for the correctness, nor deemed to have made any representation or warranty, of description, genuineness, authorship, attribution, provenance, period, culture, source, origin, or condition of the property and no statement made at the sale, or in the bill of sale, or invoice or elsewhere shall be deemed such a warranty of representation or an assumption of liability. 3. Except as provided in paragraph 1 above, the highest bidder as determined by the auctioneer shall be the purchaser. In the case of a disputed bid, the auctioneer shall have sole discretion in determining the purchaser and may also, at his or her election, withdraw the lot or reoffer the lot for sale. The auctioneer shall have sole discretion to refuse any bid, or refuse to acknowledge any bidder. Any bidder that plans on spending in excess of $100,000 should make arrangements with the accounting department at least five (5) days in advance of the sale, as a deposit may be required to participate. 4. All merchandise purchased must be paid for and removed from the premises the day of the auction. Skinner Inc. may impose, and the purchaser agrees to pay, a monthly interest charge of 1.5% of the purchase price of any lot or item lot not paid for within thirty-five (35) days of the date of sale. Skinner, Inc. shall have no liability for any damage or loss to property left on its premises for more than three (3) days from the date of sale. If any property has not been removed within three (3) days from the date of sale, at the option of Skinner, Inc. (a) Skinner Inc., may impose, and the purchaser agrees to pay, a monthly storage charge of 1.5% of the purchase price of any lot or portion of a lot not removed within the three days, and/or (b) Skinner Inc. may place the merchandise in a subsequent auction, without Reserve, to be sold to the highest bidder, and after deducting the standard commission and any additional charges that may apply, remit the proceeds to the purchaser. 5. Skinner accepts cash or check for payment. Personal checks will be acceptable only if credit has been established with Skinner, Inc. or if a bank authorization has been received guaranteeing a personal check. Skinner, Inc. reserves the right to hold merchandise purchased by personal check until the check has cleared the bank. The purchaser agrees to pay Skinner, Inc. a handling charge of $25.00 for any check dishonored by the drawee. Please contact Accounting for additional payment methods. Skinner does not accept payment by credit card for merchandise purchases. 6. If the purchaser breaches any of its obligations under these Conditions of Sale, including its obligation to pay in full the purchase price of all items for which it was the highest successful bidder, Skinner Inc. may exercise all of its rights and remedies under the law including, without limitation, (a) canceling the sale and applying any payments made by the purchaser to the damages caused by the purchaser’s breach, and/or (b) offering at public auction, without reserve, any lot or item for which the purchaser has breached any of its obligations, including its obligation to pay in full the purchase price, holding the purchaser liable for any deficiency plus all costs of sale. 7. In no event will the liability of Skinner, Inc. to any purchaser with respect to any item exceed the purchase price actually paid by such purchaser for such item. 8. Shipping is the responsibility of the purchaser. Upon request, our staff will provide the list of shippers who deliver to destinations within the United States and overseas. Some property that is sold at auction can be subject to laws governing export from the U.S., such as items that include material from some endangered species. Import restrictions from foreign countries are subject to these same governing laws. Granting of licensing for import or export of goods from local authorities is the sole responsibility of the buyer. Denial or delay of licensing will not constitute cancellation or delay in payment for the total purchase price of these lots. 9. Sales in Massachusetts, Florida, and New York are subject to the respective current sales taxes. Dealers, museums, and other qualifying parties may be exempt from sales tax upon submission of proper documentation. 10. A premium equal to 23% of the final bid price up to and including $100,000, plus 20% of the final bid price from $100,001 up to and including $1,000,000, plus 12% of the final bid price from $1,000,001 and over will be applied to each lot sold, to be paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. 11. Bidding on any item indicates your acceptance of these terms and all other terms printed within, posted, and announced at the time of sale whether bidding in person, through a representative, by phone, by Internet, or other absentee bid. 12. Skinner, Inc. and its consignors make no warranty or representation, express or implied, that the purchaser will acquire any copyright or reproduction rights to any lot sold. Skinner, Inc. expressly reserves the right to reproduce any image of the lots sold in this catalog. The copyright in all images, illustrations and written material produced by or for Skinner, Inc. relating to a lot, including the contents of this catalog, is, and shall remain at all times, the property of Skinner, Inc. and shall not be used by the purchaser, nor by anyone else, without our prior written consent. 13. These conditions of sale shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (excluding the laws applicable to conflicts or choice of law). The buyer/bidder agrees that any suit for the enforcement of this agreement may be brought, and any action against Skinner in connection with the transactions contemplated by this agreement shall be brought, in the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or any federal court sitting therein. The bidder/buyer consents to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts and waives objections that it may now or hereafter have to the venue of any such suit. Revised January 21, 2015

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Absentee Bid Form Sale Title

Absentee Bid

Sale Date

or

Phone Bid

Customer #

Name (Please Print)

Business Name

Address City

Phone #

Alternate #

check if change in address

State

Zip Code email

I wish to place the following bids in the sale listed above. I understand that Skinner, Inc. will execute bids as a convenience, and will not be held responsible for any errors or failure to execute bids. I understand that my bids are executed and accepted as per Conditions of Sale as printed in the catalog of this sale. Signature (Required)

Lot #

Date

Description

Bid confirmation via email?

YES

Bid Price

NO

FOR OFFICE USE Marlborough

Boston

Phone

63 Park Plaza Boston, MA 02116 617.350.5400 Fax 617.350.5429

Fax

Mail

Person

274 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA 01752 508.970.3000 Fax 508.970.3100

Employee:

www.skinnerinc.com


Cars, Clocks & Watches National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors 2018 Ward Francillon Time Symposium

Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Dearborn, Michigan September 20-22, 2018 Henry Ford’s early and lifelong passion for timekeepers, and the important connections between 19th-century New England clock and watch manufacturing and 20th-century automobile massproduction, have never been examined. With a roster of important speakers, the historic conference will address these themes as well as car clocks, timing of auto races, and the important collections of clocks, watches, and related tooling at this worldfamous American history museum. NAWCC and Ford Museum membership are not required. Space is limited, so registration well before the August deadline is recommended. Please visit the symposium website for more information. Top image: Henry Ford Examining Pocket Watches Exhibited at Magill Jewelry Store, Greenfield Village, 1937, P.188.18365, from the Collections of The Henry Ford Museum. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Registration

carsclocksandwatches.com

Complete and mail with check or register online

Last Name

First Name

Street

City, State, ZIP

Phone

Email

Full Symposium Registration Includes: Thursday opening-night private reception/dinner in museum; Friday programs, picnic lunch and tours in Greenfield Village; Saturday lectures in museum auditorium; Saturday evening candle-lit dinner in Eagle Tavern. $350 x ______ $_____________ ADDITIONAL DONATION OR SPONSORSHIP (registration fees cover only a portion of the actual costs of the event). $_____________ TOTAL ENCLOSED (check payable to NAWCC) $____________

Information & Mail-in Registration: Bob Frishman, Symposium Chair 53 Poor Street Andover, MA 01810 978.475.5001, bell-time@comcast.net


Board of Directors

Departments

Chairman of the Board

20th Century Design

Discovery Auctions

Jane D. Prentiss

Carly Babione

20thcentury@skinnerinc.com

Kyle Johnson

508.970.3253

discovery@skinnerinc.com

Stephen L. Fletcher Bear Albright

508.970.3202

John Deighton Karen M. Keane

American & European Paintings & Prints

Andrew Payne

Robin S.R. Starr Elizabeth C. Haff Michelle Lamunière

Executive Management President/Chief Executive Officer Karen M. Keane

Kathleen M. Leland paintings@skinnerinc.com

Don Kelly

Executive Vice President Stephen L. Fletcher

Stuart G. Slavid Stephanie Opolski european@skinnerinc.com 508.970.3203

508.970.3206

Historic Arms & Militaria American Furniture & Decorative Arts

Joel Bohy

Stephen L. Fletcher

militaria@skinnerinc.com

Chris Barber

508.970.3125

Christopher D. Fox americana@skinnerinc.com

Chief Financial Officer

European Furniture & Decorative Arts

508.970.3200

Jewelry Victoria Bratberg John Colasacco

American Indian & Ethnographic Art

Rebecca Ponder

Douglas Deihl

Kaitlin Shinnick

Michael Evans americanindian@skinnerinc.com

jewelry@skinnerinc.com 617.874.4313

508.970.3254

Judaica

Managing Director Marie Keep

Senior Vice Presidents

Antique Motor Vehicles Jane D. Prentiss antiquemotorvehicles@skinnerinc.com

Asian Works of Art

Stuart G. Slavid

Judith Dowling Helen Eagles

Adam Tober music@skinnerinc.com 508.970.3216

Suhyung Kim asian@skinnerinc.com 508.970.3263

Eric Jones

Oriental Rugs & Carpets Lawrence Kearney rugs@skinnerinc.com

Gloria Lieberman

Books & Manuscripts

Carol McCaffrey

Devon Eastland

Jane D. Prentiss

books@skinnerinc.com

Robin S.R. Starr

508.970.3256

Musical Instruments

Kerry Shrives

Victoria Bratberg

judaica@skinnerinc.com

508.970.3253

Marie Keep

Vice Presidents

Kerry Shrives

508.970.3293

508.970.3247

Photographs Michelle Lamunière photographs@skinnerinc.com

Ceramics Regional Directors New York: Katie Banser-Whittle

Stuart G. Slavid ceramics@skinnerinc.com

Silver

508.970.3203

Stuart G. Slavid

212.787.1114 kbanser-whittle@skinnerinc.com

Florida: April L. Matteini, G.G. 305.503.4423 florida@skinnerinc.com

508.970.3264

silver@skinnerinc.com

Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments

508.970.3203

Jonathan Dowling clocks@skinnerinc.com

Wine, Whisky & Ale

508.970.3201

Marie Keep Joseph Hyman

Coins & Currency Kyle Johnson coins@skinnerinc.com 508.970.3191

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Anna Ward finewines@skinnerinc.com 508.970.3296


Auction Services Consignments

Marketing, Media & Communications

Appraisal & Auction Services

Boston:

LaGina Austin

Pamela Van de Houten

Christine E. Finn

Jeffrey R. Antkowiak

Rachel Kingsley

Stanley P. Bystrowski

Samantha Minshull

Kristina M. Harrison

508.970.3299

Kathleen Jones

Consignment Services

Exhibitions & Property

Laura V. Sweeney Julia M. Dry Katrina Wilson

Cheryl Richards Photography

Receptionist

Valerie Santos

Florentina Gutierrez

Penina Seigel

Patricia Walker King

617.350.5400

Tara Lima Carol Zeigler

Skinner Online

508.970.3204

Customer Relations/Human Resources

Kerry Shrives Daniel Bar Judie Ochsner

Carol McCaffrey

Nicole Nicas Rovner

508.970.3252

Valerie Santos online@skinnerinc.com 508.970.3279

Accounting Denise Cheney

Catalog Sales

508.970.3269

508.970.3000

Marlborough: Warehouse Frederic Trottier 508.970.3209 Samantha Heighton

Receptionist Lindsay White 508.970.3000

Transportation Eric Jones 508.970.3229

William Madden 508.970.3266

Kevin Rota 508.970.3283

Auctioneers Chris Barber, John Colasacco,

Absentee & Telephone Bidding

Stephen L. Fletcher, Karen M. Keane, Marie Keep, Kerry Shrives, Stuart G. Slavid, Robin S.R. Starr, Laura V. Sweeney

Boston: 617.874.4318 Marlborough: 508.970.3211 Discovery: 508.970.3208

63 Park Plaza Boston, MA 02116 617.350.5400 Fax 617.350.5429

www.skinnerinc.com

274 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA 01752 508.970.3000 Fax 508.970.3100

130 Miracle Mile, Suite 220 Coral Gables, FL 33134 305.503.4423 Fax 305.709.2143

415 Madison Avenue, #1418 New York, NY 10017 212.787.1113 Fax 646.893.0179

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Discover the Value of Your Collection

April Matteini Southeastern United States florida@skinnerinc.com | 305.503.4423

Katie Banser-Whittle New York/Tri-State Area newyork@skinnerinc.com | 212.787.1113

Helen Frankenthaler (American, 1928-2011), Eve, 1995, color screenprint, sold for $9,840

Skinner’s regional offices provide trusted, professional services and direct access to Skinner’s global marketplace for fine and decorative art and furniture, jewelry, wine, modern design, musical instruments, and more. Streamlined coordination with the Massachusetts team makes the auction process convenient for private individuals, institutions, and estates. Contact your local representative to schedule an evaluation today. We are proud of our sponsorships and collaborations within these regions, including the Coral Gables Museum, Norton Museum of Art, The Jewish Museum of Florida, Palm Beach County Estate Planning Council, Southeast Museum Association, and the Estate Planning Council of Westchester County. For a calendar of local events, please visit www.skinnerinc.com/news

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