Auction 29.01.1998

Christie's
London, South Kensington

Date of the auction: 29.01.1998

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A black-enamelled and satin-chrome binocular laboratory microscope

A black-enamelled and satin-chrome binocular laboratory microscope, by W. Watson & Sons Ltd., No. 109370, with various accessories, in mahogany case -- 16¼in. (41.3cm.) high; a black-enamelled and lacquered-brass compound monocular microscope, by Charles Perry , with accessories, in mahogany case

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 29 Jan 1998

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A lacquered-brass and black-enamelled compound monocular microscope

A lacquered-brass and black-enamelled compound monocular microscope, by J. Swift & Son, No. 11383, with double nose-piece, rack and pinion focusing, in mahogany case with carrying handle -- 12½in. (31.8cm.) high ; a black-enamelled and satin-chrome compound monocular microscope with triple

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 29 Jan 1998

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A fine black-enamelled and lacquered-brass compound monocular microscope

A fine black-enamelled and lacquered-brass compound monocular microscope, by E. Leitz Wetzlar No. 94073 , with rack and pinion coarse and micrometer fine focusing, triple nose-piece, circular stage, sub-stage condenser and plano-concave mirror, with various eyepieces and objectives including a

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 29 Jan 1998

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A fine 19th-Century lacquered-brass compound monocular microscope

A fine 19th-Century lacquered-brass compound monocular microscope, signed on the tripod stand R & J BECK LONDON & PHILADELPHIA NO. 11773 , with rack and pinion coarse and micrometer fine focusing, triple nose-piece, sub-stage condenser, plano-concave mirror, with accessories, including a 1/10th oil

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 29 Jan 1998

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A lacquered-brass and black-enamelled compound monocular microscope

A lacquered-brass and black-enamelled compound monocular microscope, by E. Leitz, No. 10432, in case -- 12in. (30.5cm.) wide; a 'NATURE MICROSCOPE' by C. BAKER , in case -- 6¾in. (17.2cm.) wide; a simple drum microscope in case; a student's microscope in mahogany case - 8.1/8in. (20.6cm.) wide ; and

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 29 Jan 1998

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A lacquered-brass continental-pattern compound monocular microscope

A lacquered-brass continental-pattern compound monocular microscope, signed on the body-tube C. Reichert VIII Bennogasse 26 Wien, with rack and pinion coarse focusing, fine adjustment, double nose-piece, plano-concave mirror, the base stamped WOOD LATE ABRAHAM AGENTS LIVERPOOL , in mahogany case

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 29 Jan 1998

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A lacquered-brass compound monocular microscope

A lacquered-brass compound monocular microscope, signed on the horseshoe stand J. SWIFT & SON LONDON , with rack and pinion coarse and micrometer fine focusing, triple nose-piece, mechanical stage, plano-concave mirror, with four objectives and two eyepieces, in mahogany case with brass carrying

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 29 Jan 1998

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A lacquered and oxidised-brass compound monocular microscope

A lacquered and oxidised-brass compound monocular microscope, signed on the horseshoe stand J. SWIFT & SON LONDON, with company trademark, with rack and pinion coarse micrometer fine focusing, nicol prism, circuit stage, sub-stage condenser, plano-concave mirror, with three objectives, three

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 29 Jan 1998

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A lacquered and oxidised-brass compound binocular microscope

A lacquered and oxidised-brass compound binocular microscope, signed on the horseshoe stand HENRY CROUCH LONDON, No. 4678, with rack and pinion coarse focusing, fine adjustment, with prism, circular stage, sub-stage condenser, plano-concave mirror, with a range of accessories including a polariser

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 29 Jan 1998

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A fine late 19th-Century lacquered and oxidised-brass "Van Heurck"-pattern...

A fine late 19th-Century lacquered and oxidised-brass "Van Heurck"-pattern compound monocular microscope, signed on the stand W. WATSON & SONS, LONDON NO. 4524 , with rack and pinion coarse focusing, micrometer fine adjustment, graduated body-tubes, triple nose-piece, the circuit stage with

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 29 Jan 1998

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A lacquered-brass microscope lamp

A lacquered-brass microscope lamp, by JAMES SWIFT 48 UNIVERSITY St LONDON , the glass reservoir with chimney and shade (defective) , in pine case -- 12in. (30.5cm.) high ; and a lady's table face screen, the green silk cockade fan mounted on a telescopic ecclesiastical-style mount -- 17in. (43.2cm

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 29 Jan 1998

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A lacquered-brass specific gravity balance

A lacquered-brass specific gravity balance, with glass phial, in wood case -- 9¼in. (23.5cm.) wide

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £25 - £200

Date: 29 Jan 1998

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A collection of four late 18th/early 19th-Century steel beam balances

A collection of four late 18th/early 19th-Century steel beam balances, with coin and other weights, in oval tin cases, the largest -- 6¼in. (15.5cm.) wide ; and a letter balance by J. COOKE & SONS LONDON (5

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 29 Jan 1998

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A set of six brass weights

A set of six brass weights, of inverted goblet form, indistinctly stamped with the maker's name, the undersides with various proof marks, 7lbs-4oz See Illustration (6

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 29 Jan 1998

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A brass counter balance

A brass counter balance, the beam stamped To weigh 200g Class-B , with three weights, chains and pans, on hardwood base -- 15in. (38.1cm.) high

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £25 - £200

Date: 29 Jan 1998

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A lacquered-brass laboratory balance

A lacquered-brass laboratory balance, by Oertling London , in glazed mahogany case -- 23in. (58.4cm.) high; another laboratory balance, in glazed mahogany case -- 19½in. (49.5cm.) wide; and a precision balance, by Oertling , in glazed case -- 17¾in. (45cm.) high (3

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 29 Jan 1998

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A late 19th-Century brass counter bank scale

A late 19th-Century brass counter bank scale, unsigned, with lever lift, chains, pans and nine weights, stamped SOVEREIGN 200 - 2 -- 23½in. (59.7cm.) high

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 29 Jan 1998

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A 19th-Century steel balance

A 19th-Century steel balance, with brass pans and a quantity of weights, in mahogany case -- 8.5/8in. (21.9cm.) wide; a compound monocular microscope by Otto Seibert , with triple nose-piece and circular stage, engraved Dr. A. Schröder Kassel Mikroskop.Institut ; a collection of drawing instruments

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £250 - £300

Date: 29 Jan 1998

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A precision balance

A precision balance, the grey-enamelled frame supporting the aluminium beam mechanism, signed William A. Webb Ltd., London , to weigh 20kg., with brass pans and a set of chromium-plated cylindrical weights, 5kg.-200g., the balance on wood plinth base -- 33½in. (85cm.) wide

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £25 - £250

Date: 29 Jan 1998

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A modern brass beam balance

A modern brass beam balance, with set of pans and gram weights, in plush-lined leatherette-covered case -- 10½in. (26.7cm.) wide

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 29 Jan 1998

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A French brass pendulum postal balance with shaped plinth base

A French brass pendulum postal balance with shaped plinth base, the letter-pan stamped "N.B."; a set of gram weights with mahogany stand; a miscellaneous collection of iron cube weights, cylindrical brass weights and others; and a miscellaneous collection of Nuremburg-style nesting weight master

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 29 Jan 1998

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A 19th-century steel balance

A 19th-century steel balance, with brass pans and weights in oak case, and a metal case of medical instruments

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 29 Jan 1998

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A rare late 18th-Century burnished iron fleam

A rare late 18th-Century burnished iron fleam, unsigned, with sprung arm, finger grip and trigger guard, the three double-sided blades with threaded shanks stored in a cork-lined compartment with hinged cover -- 3¾in. (9.5cm.) wide , with leather pouch See Illustration

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 29 Jan 1998

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An unusual set of ebony-handled veterinary instruments

An unusual set of ebony-handled veterinary instruments, including a fleam with brass guards, another with horn guards signed MERICANT BOURGOIN , various knives, scalpels and other items, in leather wallet with embossed gilt label inscribed FQUE. D'INSTRUMS. VEÁTÉRINAIRE PARIS , the wallet -- 8in

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 29 Jan 1998

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A collection of 18th and 19th-Century veterinary instruments

A collection of 18th and 19th-Century veterinary instruments, by various makers for various purposes, the largest -- 17in. (43cm.) long See Illustration (12

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 29 Jan 1998

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A veterinary instrument

A veterinary instrument, by ARNOLD & SONS LONDON , with mahogany handle -- 15¾in. (40cm.) long ; and two 19th-Century horn-handled veterinary cauterisers See Illustration (3

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £250 - £300

Date: 29 Jan 1998

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A bronze and steel disbuder

A bronze and steel disbuder, for ear marking or pig tooth cutting, possibly by Arnold -- 10½in. (26.7cm.) long ; an iron saw, the blade stamped H J OSBORN HOLBORN; a priest; two fleams, one by SAYNOR , one horn guard inset with silver plaque inscribed Nicholas Cottel, Sergt. S.L.D. , the other

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 29 Jan 1998

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A rare [?] 18th-Century papier mâché, plaster and wood veterinary...

A rare [?] 18th-Century papier mâché, plaster and wood veterinary anatomical model of a standing horse, constructed of many removable components, delicately coloured to show the organs, veins, muscles and bone structure, on wood plinth base with castors -- 70½in. (179cm.) high, 81in. (205.8cm.) long

Lot #: 37

Estimate: £12,000 - £13,000

Date: 29 Jan 1998

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A 19th-Century steel Civiale-pattern lithotrite

A 19th-Century steel Civiale-pattern lithotrite, signed CHARRIERE A PARIS 1/2 , with brass collar to allow the moving rod to travel freely or be screwed in and out, calibrated 0-30 -- 15in. (38cm.) long See Illustration

Lot #: 39

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 29 Jan 1998

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A 19th-Century steel Ségalas-pattern lithotrite

A 19th-Century steel Ségalas-pattern lithotrite, signed CHARRIERE A PARIS 00 , with rack and pinion closing mechanism operated by ebony-handled key, calibrated 5-15 -- 9in. (23cm.) long See Colour Plate 5

Lot #: 40

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 29 Jan 1998