A rare Georgian silver pocket compass, made in England, dating from c.1800. With a hand-painted, enamel compass card in the classic Georgian style. Although unsigned, this is a very high quality compass, undoubtedly from one of the finest London makers. It has a beautiful silver case (not hallmarked), English bar needle and jewelled pivot. There is a fully functional transit lock operated by a lever at the bow. The compass is in full working order and finds North very well.
In good condition, and excellent working order. The compass finds North very well. With minor signs of wear, some dust under the glass, and a few marks on the compass dial. The compass needle and glass are in very good condition.