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Antique Compass for Sale

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


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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