Dry Card Compass – Smeding, Enkhuizen, Netherlands, late 19th century
Well preserved middle sized, dry card and gimbaled compass in painted wooden case with slit cover. On the rose with 32 points, the name of the maker. North with beautiful fleur de lis. The paint on the dovetailed case is beautifully crackled. The outside of the binnacle is painted black over green. The inside of the binnacle is painted white without a lubber’s line.
HWL case: 15×21,5×21,5 cm (5,9×8,5×8,5”)
D compass: 14 cm (5,6”)
Signed: F. SMEDING. ENKHUIZEN.
Condition: perfect with signs of wear