Chester 2014 Auction - In Halifax  

Lot-057
An early 18th century backstaff, the lignum vitae frame with box-wood sight , shadow arcs and sight,the  shadow & horizon vane r with a sliding eyepiece.  The frame and arcs decorated with English roses, stars and fleur de lys, the frame inlaid with a boxwood plaque pinpricked with the name E. Deidier.  The backstaff frame, together with the sliding eyepiece, sight vane and horizon vane, are all stamped 108.  c 1740  25

Lot-057
An early 18th century backstaff, the lignum vitae frame with box-wood sight , shadow arcs and sight,the shadow & horizon vane r with a sliding eyepiece. The frame and arcs decorated with English roses, stars and fleur de lys, the frame inlaid with a boxwood plaque pinpricked with the name E. Deidier. The backstaff frame, together with the sliding eyepiece, sight vane and horizon vane, are all stamped 108. c 1740 25" long


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