Large 18th century Shagreen Etui With Drawing Instruments By Watkins
A very fine and complete George III silver mounted shagreen etui of drawing instruments by Watkins, London, late 18th century. The tapered oblong shagreen case with silver clasp button, hinge and collar mounts, the interior enclosing two brass and steel compass dividers complete with interchangeable pen/pencil attachments, a bow compass, ivory and brass folding sector signed Watkins, London, an ivory ruler engraved with mathematical plotting and protractor scales stamped WatkinsLondon and a file. A fine inking pen with pricker is included, as well as a brass bridge piece which allows the pen and lead holder attachments of the dividers to be combined to serve as a second pen/pencil. All pieces feature fine butterfly thumbscrews. Alternatively the set could have been supplied by William Watkins (senior) who Clifton records as working from several addresses in St.
A beautiful case and complete instruments in fine condition. The item "Large 18th century Shagreen Etui With Drawing Instruments By Watkins" is in sale since Monday, March 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Science & Medicine (Pre-1930)\Scientific Instruments\Other Antique Science Equip".
The seller is "instrumentumantiques" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.