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Sterling Silver Locking Travelling Compass - Antique William IV

An exceptional, fine and impressive, unusual and rare antique William IV English sterling silver locking travelling compass; an addition to our diverse silver collection

SKU: C6859

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Sterling Silver Locking Travelling Compass - Antique William IV


This exceptional antique William IV sterling silver travelling compass has a plain circular form.

The surface of this impressive and unusual antique compass is plain and unembellished.

The compass is embellished cardinal and intermediate marks forming a sixteen point compass rose, encircled with a chapter ring of degree marks around the outer edge; the piece bears an enamel dial as you would expect from a watch of this period.

The face of this fully functional compass is visible through a circular glass 'window'.

This antique silver compass is fitted with a bow with a hinged ring loop attachment, in addition to a sliding catch, which when pressed releases the pointer.

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Date: 1836


This rare antique compass is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The piece is in working condition.

Full hallmarks struck to the reverse surface are all very clear.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine example of antique silverware.


Depth 1cm/0.4"

Diameter 4cm/1.6"

Height 5.8cm/2.3"


1.5 troy ounces/47.6g

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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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