London, mid 19th century, ebony frame, brass index arm and fittings, inset ivory plates, two red and one green shades; original ebonized oak stepped keystone box with paper labels for John Kehew (Massachusetts, 1818-1889), 4 x 14 x 13 in.Note:This lot contains animal or plant material that may be restricted under federal, state and/or local law. Prospective bidders should check all applicable government wildlife restrictions prior to placing a bid. The buyer is solely responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses or permits from federal, state and/or local authorities applicable to their purchase or transport of the object. Please note that bidders in New Jersey may not bid on any lots containing elephant ivory, mammoth ivory, or rhinoceros horn.
octant in excellent condition, minor wear, possibly lacking some fittings (see detailed images); case with shrinkage crack and repair at lid, paint distress and losses