A late Georgian or early Victorian English pocket compass dating from c.1830. With a hand painted enamel compass card of a typically ornate, highly detailed Georgian style. The design is similar to that of a compass made by Francis Barker for the firm of J & G Simms of London in 1842. The compass has a delicate and finely made English bar needle, and a jewelled pivot. In a nickel plated brass case, with a transit lock operated by a button at the bow. The compass is in full working order and finds North well. Although there are no maker's marks, this is a very high quality compass, undoubtedly from one of the finest makers of the time.
In very good, original condition, and good working order. With just the normal signs of age and use and a little dust under the glass
Dimensions: 40mm diameter (60mm including bow & loop)