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Scientific Instruments

George II set of mathematical drawing instruments, by Thomas Heath, London, circa 1740, contained within a green velvet-lined shagreen covered box.
Sold for £12,400

Scientific Instruments – devices or tools used for scientific purposes, including the study of natural phenomena as well as research – continue to be an important section within the Fine sales.

Highlights include a fine George III 3 inch pocket globe, by John and William Cary, London, circa 1791, which sold for £6,448 and a fine George II set of mathematical drawing instruments, by Thomas Heath, London, circa 1740, contained within a green velvet-lined shagreen covered box, which realised £12,400.

Recent collections have included The Maurice Gillet Collection of Microscopy, which also included his reference works on the subject; the auction was 100% sold by lot, [28.03.2017, 14015].

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Leighton Gillibrand

Leighton Gillibrand

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