Nautical instruments

Lodestone – 17th century

Lodestone mounted in a brass frame with carrying ring on top. With two pieces of steel at the bottom to increase the magnetic strength of the lodestone. French lilies on all sides.

Catalogue: NM.6-06
Date: 1600-1650
HWL: 68x71x53 mm, overall height with ring 130 mm
Signed: not signed
Origin: probably French
Condition: in excellent and working condition, wear consistent with age and use

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