January 27, 2019 Auction
    
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Lot 1 :
MARINE CHRONOMETER, THOMAS EARNSHAW, No. 508
c. 1800-1802, in later gimbal box, c. 1840-50
on dial, Thos. Earnshaw/INVT. ET FECIT/ No 508
circular etched bone label 508 on 3-tiered mahogany case with brass bale side handles, 6"h; 5.25"sq.
Thomas Earnshaw (1749-1829) is known as The Father of the Chronometer.
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Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

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Lot 2 :
MARINE CHRONOMETER, M.F. DENT, 31761
8-day, c. 1899, on dial: M.F. DENT 33 COCKSPUR ST./CHRONOMETER MAKER TO THE/QUEEN LONDON/31761
circular bone label on case: M.F. DENT/ 33 Cockspur St./31761/LONDON
3-tiered calamander case with brass inset handles, lid with silver plaque with owners initials F.S, 8"h; 8"sq
Prov.: Skinner…  MORE
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500

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Lot 3 :
MARINE CHRONOMETER, DENT 47619
8-day, c. 1890
on dial: DENT Maker to the Queen/ 61 Strand & 4 Royal Exchange/London No 47619
3-tiered mahogany case, brass side handles, 9"h; 8.75" sq. Movement moves, appears to be working.
Prov.: Purchased 1994, J.P. Connor & Co., Devon, PA
Top lid…  MORE
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500

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Lot 4 :
MARINE CHRONOMETER, BARRAUD, 933
8-day, c. 1825
on dial: Barrauds LONDON/ 933
dial, 5"; 3-tiered mahogany case, brass bale handles, 8.25"h; 7.5"sq.
Fragments of old cork in case. Purchased 1996, Philip B. Howard  
Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000

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Lot 5 :
MARINE CHRONOMETER, JOHNSON, WALKER, TOLHURST 7615
8-day, last quarter 19th c.
dial: Johnson Walker & Tolhurst/29 Conduit Street London. W.
collector's note: "Kullberg's flat rim balance"
dial 5.75"; inlaid 3-tiered case with brass inset handles, 8.5"h; 8"sq.
Purchased 1997, J.P. Connor & Son, Devon, PA
Two small spots of edge veneer…  MORE
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500

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Lot 6 :
MARINE CHRONOMETER, HAMILTON M-21
c. 1941
dial: HAMILTON/LANCASTER PA., U.S.A/2E10800/U.S. MARITIME COMMISSION
dial 5"; brass-inset, 3-tiered case 7.73"h; 7.5" sq.; outer mahogany case with leather strap 9"h; 10"sq.
brass label on case: HAMILTON WATCH CO./LANCASTER, PA U.S.A.
Overhauled March 1996, "Last test: 21 days @60-70 degrees F...maintaining…  MORE
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

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Lot 7 :
MARINE CHRONOMETER, THOMAS MERCER 7754
8-day, c. 1907
THOMAS MERCER/MAKER TO THE ADMIRALTY/London & St. Albans/7734/AUXILIARY COMPENSATION
bone label on case: THOMAS MERCER/ No. 7754/EIGHT DAYS, dial 5.75", brass inset 3-tiered mahogany case, 9"h; 9.5" sq.
Purchased 1996 J.P. Connor & Co., Devon, PA  
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500

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Lot 8 :
MARINE CHRONOMETER, CASELLA 3225
8-day, c. 1875 (collector's note refers to this as Casella-Kullberg)
dial: L. Casella/Instt. Maker to the Admiralty & Ordnance/London No. 3225
circular bone labels: L. Casella/London and 3225
brass bound 3-tiered case 9"h; 8.5" sq.
Purchased 1998, J.P. Connor & Son, Devon, PA
Overhauled and…  MORE
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500

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Lot 9 :
CHRONOMETER, JOHN CAMPBELL 1047
silvered dial: John Campbell/Liverpool No. 1047
dial 4.75"; brass bound 3-tiered rosewood case, 7.5"h; 7" sq.
Purchased 1996 Christie's New York; 1998 J.P. Connor & Co.
Circular bone label on case of up-pointing arrow has chip. Nick on edge of lid.  
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

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Lot 10 :
MARINE CHRONOMETER, JOHN BLISS 2591
last quarter 19th c., John Bliss (1795-1857)
silvered dial: JOHN BLISS & CO./NEW YORK No. 2591
dial 4.75"; brass inset 3-tiered mahogany case, brass bale handles, 7"h; 7" sq.  
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

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Lot 11 :
MARINE CHRONOMETER, LITHERLAND DAVIES
silvered dial: Litherland Davies Co/Liverpool/1113/19734
brass bound, 3-tiered mahogany case with side bale handles, 7.75"h; 6" sq.
Purchased 1997 Modesto Horology  
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

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Lot 12 :
CHRONOMETER, JAMES PYOTT 478
silvered dial: JAMES PYOTT/JAMAICA TERRACE WEST INDIA ROAD/LONDON NO. 478/WITH AIRY'S COMPENSATION ARM./Auxiliary Compensation
bone label on case: JAMES PYOTT NO. 478
3-tiered mahogany case, inset brass handles, 7.5"h; 7.25"sq.
Purchased 1997 J.P. Connor & Co. Devon, PA  
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

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Lot 13 :
CHRONOMETER, CHARLES FORDSHAM 3313
2-day, silvered dial: CHARLES FORDSHAM/84 STRAND LONDON/3313
Earnshaw-type escapement; Frodsham-Arnold balance
bone decal on front blank; dial 4.75"; 3-tiered mahogany case, brass inset handles, 7.5"h; 7" sq.
Purchased 1997 Phillips' Auctions, New York, lot 180
Appears to be working. Dial, under glass, has…  MORE
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

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Lot 14 :
CHRONOMETER, NEGUS 1232
2-day, silvered dial: T.S. & J.D. NEGUS/New York No. 1232
brass inset, 3-tiered mahogany case, inset handles, 7.5"h; 7.5" sq.
Purchased 1998 J.P. Connor & Co. Devon, PA
Dial face slightly discolored here and there.  
Estimate: $800 - $1,200

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Lot 15 :
CHRONOMETER, DENT 2985
56 hour, silvered dial: DENT/LONDON/Chronometer Maker to the/Queen No. 2985
blank circular bone label: dial 5"; 3-tiered mahogany case, brass bale handles, 7"h; 7" sq.
Japanese label: Cleaned and adjusted in December 1968
Purchased 1998 Jones and Horan Auction
Screws missing on lid hinge.…  MORE
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

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Lot 16 :
MARINE CHRONOMETER, USHER & COLE 8240
silvered dial: USHER & COLE/LONDON NO. 8240
bone label on case: USHER & COLE/TWO DAYS/8240
dial 5"; brass inset mahogany case 7.5"h; 7" sq.; double cased, outer case with leather straps, 10.5"h; 10.75" sq.
Purchased 1997, J.P. Connor & Co., Devon, PA  
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

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Lot 17 :
CHRONOMETER, THOMAS MERCER 25999
2-day, c. 1950
silvered dial: Thomas Mercer/25999/Thomas Mercer Ltd. St. Albans, England
brass plate: KELVIN HUGHES/LONDON & GLASGOW
2-tiered mahogany case with glass top, 6.75"h; 7"sq.
Purchased 1996  
Estimate: $800 - $1,200

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Lot 18 :
(2) 19TH C. MARINE CHRONOMETERS, FRODSHAM
CHARLES FRODSHAM #3564, bone label, Chas Frodsham/84 Strand/London/No 3564, 56 hour spring detent, dial 4.75"diam. (flake on edge of bevel, inner rim of dial discolored from dampness); along with PARKINSON & FRODSHAM, #2622, 1840's, dial 4.25"diam. (winding key missing)
Both with…  MORE
Estimate: $700 - $900

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Lot 19 :
FRENCH MARINE CHRONOMETER
with damascened dial, unmarked, 3-tiered mahogany case with brass inset handles, blank metal plate on lid; dial 4"; case 6.75"h; 5.75"  
Estimate: $700 - $900

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Lot 20 :
SHIP'S SEXTANT, HENRY HUGHES & SON
London, c. 1944
Note in box: "Ex-Admiralty 3 inch radius!! Carries the broad arrow mark and complete with original micarta box and certificate." mahogany case, 5.5"h; 8"
Prov: Purchased 1991, J.P. Connor & Co., Devon, PA  
Estimate: $300 - $500

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Lot 21 :
MARINE CHRONOMETER, PENLINGTON & HUTTON #2130
St. Georges's Crescent, LIVERPOOL, brass inset 3-tiered case with brass bale handles, dial 5"diam.
Missing brass nut for bezel and stabilizer for right corner. Some surface corrosion from damp to rim of dial and on key.  
Estimate: $800 - $1,200

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Lot 22 :
CHRONOMETER, CHARLES FRODSHAM #2274
2-day up and down in bayonet, mahogany case with glass lid, dial 4.25"diam.; case 5.5"h; 6.5"sq.
Purchased 1996, Jones & Horan, 1998
Inner ring needs cleaning.  
Estimate: $800 - $1,200

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Lot 23 :
MARINE CHRONOMETER, HAMILTON, 21 14J
silvered dial, spring detent chronometer escapement, 85S, fusee movement, HAMILTON/LANCASTER PA. U.S.A./ N8146/1941
3-tiered mahogany case brass bound case with bale handles; also outer case with leather straps, dial 5"diam.
The Hamilton Watch Co. produced 8902 chronometers to the Navy and…  MORE
Estimate: $800 - $1,200

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Lot 24 :
(2) HAMILTON CHRONOMETER DECK WATCHES #22
HAMILTON LANCASTER PA U.S.A.
both double mahogany-cased with leather straps, dial 2.25"diam.
One dial slightly yellowed, other dial some oil stains.  
Estimate: $500 - $700

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Lot 25 :
(3) UNBOXED CHRONOMETERS AND PARTS
THOMAS MERCER/ADMIRALTY NO: 6472, ST. ALBANS with gimbal, dial 5"diam.; JOHN BRUCE & SON, WAPPING, LIVERPOOL, with partial detached gimbal, dial 4.75"diam.; the third, DENT, LONDON, No. 45601, dial 5.5"diam. (sans gimbal); along with various brass parts incl. keys, brass…  MORE
Estimate: $800 - $1,200

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Lot 26 :
MARINE CHRONOMETER IN METAL CASE, HAMILTON
HAMILTON/LANCASTER PA. U.S.A.
round metal case with leather strap and key, dial 4"; case 6"h; 8"diam.  
Estimate: $300 - $500

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Lot 27 :
SPHERICAL BINNACLE COMPASS, KELVIN & WHITE
on dial: WILFRID O WHITE AND SONS INC/NEW YORK BOSTON BALTIMORE
on mental rim: KELVIN WHITE CC3372 CONSTELLATION PAT 2428246
7.75"h; 7.7"diam.
Wilfrid came from a family of shipbuilders. He studied with Lord Kelvin in Glasgow before settling in Boston in 1902.…  MORE
Estimate: $300 - $500

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Lot 28 :
(2) 20TH C. GERMAN SEXTANTS, PLATH
Hamburg, Germany
the smaller orange one, Plath Yachtsman 581, 146mm radius, 3x30 magnification, with 1971 certificate, 9"; the other,
Trommel sextant 10193, 160mm radius, 4x40 magnification, with 1955 certificate, 9.5"
both in wooden cases  
Estimate: $400 - $600

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Lot 29 :
(11) EMPTY CHRONOMETER CASES
eight with gimbals; two empty; one doubled boxed; one outer box with no inner box
Various conditions, some with mildew.  
Estimate: $800 - $1,200

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Lot 30 :
(7) 19TH C. EMPTY CHRONOMETER CASES
with gimbals, various sizes, all three-tiered
Purchased at Christie's, NY.  
Estimate: $500 - $700

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Lot 31 :
(on 5) STEAM GAUGE INDICATORS/BAROGRAPH
all nickel plated, in original wood cases; (1) The Ashcroft Mfg. Co BridgePort, Ct. USA/ Pat. Dec.10. 1878 2069 (complete); (2) AMERICAN STEAM GAUGE & V MFG.CO/BOSTON USA/J.W. THOMPSON/PATN AUG.31.75, No. 5728 with cards (both release valve slots in case…  MORE
Estimate: $600 - $800

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Lot 32 :
RANDALL DAVEY (American, 1887-1964)
MAN AND MONKEY
sgn. l.l. Randall Davey, o/c, 40 by 32 in., framed, 44 by 35.5 in.
title and artist on reverse
Prov. From the wife of the artist to the present owner's mother. The consignor's mother was secretary and bookkeeper in…  MORE
Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000

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Lot 33 :
AMERICAN, 19th c.
forest view with brook
sgn. l.l. ...?..., o/c (relined), 10 by 14 in., original ornate gilt frame, 19.5 by 23 in.
Estate of Michael C. Moretti, Cranston, Rhode Island
Small spots of gilt missing upper left corner, and small piece of leaf missing…  MORE
Estimate: $500 - $700

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Lot 34 :
AMERICAN, 19th c.
summer landscape
sgn. l.l. SBChalle...?; watercolor, 9 by 13 in. (sight), matted, arts and crafts frame, under glass, 21.5 by 25 in.
Estate of Michael C. Moretti, Cranston, Rhode Island  
Estimate: $600 - $800

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Lot 35 :
ABRAHAM BOGDANOVE (American, 1888-1946)
Manana Coast Guard Station, Monhegan Island, Maine
sgn. l.r. A.J. Bogdanove, o/b, 12 by 16 in., framed, 18.75 by 22.75 in.  
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

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Lot 36 :
JOSEPH WYCKOFF (American, b. 1883)
fishing boats on a moonlit sea
sgn. l.r. Wyckoff, o/c, 12 by 18 in., framed 16.5 by 22 in.
Estate of Michael C. Moretti, Cranston, Rhode Island
Five eighth vertical puncture in sea near signature.  
Estimate: $300 - $500

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Lot 37 :
CHARLES COUSIN (French, 1904-1972)
Venice canal
sgn. l.l. Ch. Cousin, o/c, 26.5 by 22 in., original ornate gilt frame, 36 by 31.5 in.
Estate of Michael C. Moretti, Cranston, Rhode Island  
Estimate: $700 - $900

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Lot 38 :
WILLIAM GEORGE MEADOWS (British, c. 1825 c. 1901)
Venice canal
sgn. and dated l.r. W Meadows/19??, o/c, 24 by 16 in., gilt frame, 32 by 24 in.  
Estimate: $500 - $800

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Lot 39 :
P. LAYNE ARGUIMBAU (American, b. 1951)
schooner near coastline at sunset
sgn l.r. Layne ..?, o/p, 9.5 by 10.5 in., framed, 14 by 14.5 in.  
Estimate: $300 - $400

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Lot 40 :
MEISCHKE-SMITH, British, 19/20th c.
cat with her kittens confronting a parrot
sgn. l.r. Meischke Smith, o/c, 13 by 18 in., gilt frame, 20.25 by 25.25 in.
Craquelure throughout.  
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500

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Lot 41 :
GUSTAVE GUTGEMON (New York/Germany, 1867-1959)
portrait of girl wearing head scarf
sgn. u.l. G. Gutgemon, o/c, 12 by 9 in., ornate gilt frame, 18 by 15.5 in.
Estate of Michael C. Moretti, Cranston, Rhode Island
Small flakes of painting missing; gilt on leaf curls missing on bottom two…  MORE
Estimate: $400 - $600

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Lot 42 :
CONTINENTAL, 19th c.
dancing classical maiden in diaphanous dress
unsigned, o/paper, 10.5 by 7.75 in., gold mat and frame under glass, 20 by 15.5 in.
Estate of Michael C. Moretti, Cranston, Rhode Island  
Estimate: $300 - $400

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Lot 43 :
attrib. HORACE R. BURDICK (American, 1844-1942)
interior with girl and her dog
unsigned, oil/paper, 8.25 by 6.75 in., framed under glass, 14 by 12 in.
Estate stamp on reverse: PAINTING BY H.R. BURDICK/FROM THE ESTATE OF DORIS BURDICK 4/25/81
Estate of Michael C. Moretti, Cranston, Rhode Island  
Estimate: $300 - $500

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Lot 44 :
FREDERICK FENETTY (American, 1854-1915)
still-life
sgn. l.l. F. Fenetty, and bears another signature u.r., o/c, 24 by 18 in., gilt frame, 30 by 23.5 in.
A 1" vertical line of paint loss in upper rose bud; minute surface abrasions lower right and on a few roses.  
Estimate: $400 - $800

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Lot 45 :
JAMES GALE TYLER (American, 1855-1931)
Crossing the Shoals
sgn. l.l. James G Tyler, o/c, 12 by 18 in., gilt frame under glass, 14 by 20 in.  
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

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Lot 46 :
EDWARD LUDLOW MOONEY (American, 1813-1887)
The Bully
sgn. on door Mooney, o/c, 30 by 25 in., original frame, 40 by 34.5 in.
Estate of Michael C. Moretti, Cranston, Rhode Island
Small patch on reverse, 1"sq.  
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500

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Lot 47 :
(on 2) PARKER MANN (American, 1852-1918)
A Mountain Pasture
sgn. l.l. Parker Mann, also titled, numbered, sgn. and dated 1908 on reverse
o/c, 12 by 16 in., unframed
Along with a print of Venice by Charles Warren Eaton (Am., 1857-1937), 8.75 by 13 in.,
mounted on grey paper inscribed:…  MORE
Estimate: $600 - $800

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Lot 48 :
ALMA HELD (American, 1898-1988)
The Valley
sgn. and dated l.r. Held 1948, o/c, 17.5 by 23.5 in., framed, 24 by 29.75 in.
also sgn. on stretcher Alma Held/Waterloo, Iowa/The Valley; back of frame sgn. Alma Held  
Estimate: $300 - $500

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Lot 49 :
JAMES ABBOTT MCNEILL WHISTLER (American, 1834-1903)
The Limeburner
sgn. and dated l.r. Whistler 1859,
etching, 9.75 by 6.75 in. (image), matted, framed under glass, 17.5 by 14 in.
paper label on reverse: ALBERT ROULLER ART GALLERIES, CHICAGO, with title and artist  
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

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