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Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Brunk Auctions has been conducting sales of fine and decorative arts for over 30 years. Auctions are held in our North Carolina sale room but attracts a global audience. Founded by Robert Brunk in 1983, the auctions became well known for their integrity and profes...Read more
Mar 23, 2019
New York, circa 1788, with bar-type limb, two sight vanes on dovetail mounts, sun-ray engraved star on face with snake form needle arrestor, signed "C. Hurtin, Goshen. A 1788 N. 7" (Christian Hurtin, Newark/New York City, b.1743), 13-1/4 in.Provenance: Private Virginia CollectionNote:
Christian Hurtin was born in either Newark, New Jersey or New York City. Around 1775 he moved to Goshen, New York where he advertised as a clock and watchmaker. There are three recorded examples of compasses by Hurtin, No. 8 dated 1788, No. 17 dated 1794 and No. 39 dated 1811. See Charles Smart, The Makers of American Surveying Instruments Since 1700, pp. 216-18.
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