Welcome to Kahn Fine Antiques and Works of Art Catalogue

Clocks, Barometers, Sextants, and Telescopes Item Detail

A diminutive ebony framed mariner's octant circa 1815-1835 possibly used aboard the Trident, a whaling ship from New Bedford.


SEE ALL NEW AQUISITIONS!
 Antique Bookends|  Nautical Antiques and Antique Ship Models
Antique Furniture, Folk Art, and Needlework |  Antique Scrimshaw and Whaling Items
Antique Firearms, Swords, and Militaria |  Clocks, Barometers, Sextants, and Telescopes
Antique Paintings, Maps, Documents, Photos |  Antique Boxes, Nantucket Baskets, Books
Antique Porcelain, Antique Glass, and Canes |  Silver, Brass, Lamps, Jewelry and Metalware
Antique Presidential Items |  New Collector's Antiques for Under $300
Our Sold Antiques |  Clearance Items!
Click on Image to View Larger Picture
click to view larger image of A diminutive ebony framed mariner's octant circa 1815-1835 possibly used aboard the Trident, a whaling ship from New Bedford.

 Click here to see more pictures.

click to view larger image of A diminutive ebony framed mariner's octant circa 1815-1835 possibly used aboard the Trident, a whaling ship from New Bedford.
Category:

Clocks, Barometers, Sextants, and Telescopes


Inventory ID: 10408

Item Title:

A diminutive ebony framed mariner's octant circa 1815-1835 possibly used aboard the Trident, a whaling ship from New Bedford.


Item Description:

This beautiful little (5" index arm) ebony framed mariner's octant retains its' original oak stepped case with retailer's label for William Holliwell of Liverpool (1795-1849). Holliwell is known to have sold marine instruments to ship chandlers in Massachusetts in the early 19th century. In addition, it has an old ink inscription for the "TRIDENT," a New Bedford whaling ship built in 1828. The name C L Fepter (?) 1846 is also inscribed. A wonderful historic whaling era instrument.


Price: SOLD

Return to Previous Page