A rare Georgian pocket compass, made in England, dating from c.1800. With a hand-painted, porcelain or 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, such as John Bleuler or Gerge Adams. It has a beautiful gilt or gold-plated brass case, 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. It comes complete with its original fish skin leather covered case.
In very good condition, and excellent working order. The compass finds North very well. With just the normal signs of age, a little dust under the glass, and some minor wear to the gilt finish of the case. The compass card, needle and glass are in very good condition. The fish skin leather case is in very good condition, with some minor wear, and the silk lining missing from the inside of the lid.
Dimensions: 35mm diameter, 11mm depth (case: 47mm x 15mm)