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Ref: 09923
Antique French Silver Plated Saxophone with Playing Booklet Couesnon et Cie 1929

Antique French Silver Plated Saxophone with Playing Booklet Couesnon et Cie 1929

This is a splendid and rare antique French silver plated saxophone with the original playing booklet by the world-famous manufacturer of musical instruments, Couesnon et Cie,  and dating from 1929.   Distinctively made of silver-plate, as compared to the more common brass versions, this truly impressive musical instrument has a single-reed mouthpiece similar to that of the clarinet and its various covering holes in the straight conical body tube to control the resonant frequency.  It features its typical splendid flared bell at the end opposite the mouthpiece. At rest, some keys are open and some are closed, as they should be.    It is engraved: 'Exposition Univerelle De Paris 1900  HCRS Concours membre du jury  COUESNON & CIE. Fournisseurs De L'Armee 94, Rue D'Angouleme Paris' It bears the registration number '195'.   It comes with its original and charming playing booklet as well as two reeds in their authentic original wooden box which is stamped 'Henry Selmer Paris'.    This wonderful and decorative silver-plated saxophone is sure to enhance the decor of your home.  Condition: In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation. As an antique item, the piece shows signs of use commensurate with age, these minor condition issues are mentioned for accuracy and, as seen in the accompanying photographs, the saxophone displays beautifully.  

Dimensions in cm:

Height 66 x Width 11.5 x Depth 32

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 2 inches x Width 4 inches x Depth 1 foot, 1 inch

£750.00
Ref: 09805
Mahogany Cased Sewills Sealord Nelson Chronometer Compendium 20th Century

Mahogany Cased Sewills Sealord Nelson Chronometer Compendium 20th Century

This is a stunning and decorative mahogany cased 'Nelson' chronometer compendium by the renowned chronometer, watch, clock and weather instrument makers to the Admiralty, Sewills of Liverpool, dating from the second half of the  20th century.  The gorgeous mahogany casket opens up to reveal a brushed brass swing case framing a stunning Sewills Ship's Bell clock - round in shape, it features a silvered enamelled dial with black Roman numerals, inscribed Sewills Sea Lord. It comprises the alarm, tide guide, barograph, thermometer and hygrometer.  The case opens threefold, the top has a brass plaque rectangular plaque, inscribed 'Nelson', and it has has brass carrying handles to the sides.  The underside of the first lid of the case has a stunning square brass plaque with the logo of Sewills - the picture of a boat, various coats of arms, and the sentence, "Bought of J. Sewill, Estd 1800 AD, chronometer, watch & nautical instrument manufacturer, to the right honorable the lords commissioners of the admiralty." The second lid of the casket is made of glass, to protect and display at the same time the beautiful Nelson chronometer compendium.  The underside of the chronometer bears the registration number 003191. This is a delightful combination of quartz accuracy with mechanical engineering and comes with its original Sewills's instructions. Add this timeless element to your home with this elegant Nelson chronometer compendium. Condition: In excellent working condition. Please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 18.5 x Width 19 x Depth 19

Dimensions in inches:

Height 7 inches x Width 7 inches x Depth 7 inches

£875.00
Ref: 01245
Replica US Navy Copper & Brass Mark V Diving Helmet

Replica US Navy Copper & Brass Mark V Diving Helmet

This really is an attention-grabbing and highly unusual piece which is sure to provoke a discussion wherever you decide to place it. This copper and brass diving helmet is a replica of the very famous US Navy Mark V diving helmet that allowed the use of Haldane’s stage method of decompression to enable deeper dives. Developed in the early years of the 20th century, the US Navy Mark V helmet was still in production until 2013. The full detail of the astonishing design of this famous brass diving helmet can be fully appreciated from this wonderful replica and makes it easy to imagine the determination and courage needed by early deep sea divers to go to new depths. This brass diving helmet is in fantastic condition as can be seen from the photos in our image gallery. Please do take a few moments to review these and see for yourself what an attractive and unusual piece this brass diving helmet is. Arrange to View this Replica Copper and Bronze Diving Helmet It's a good idea to see items such as this face to face. With this thought please try to come to our North London showroom to inspect this copper and brass diving helmet, along with our wide variety other decorative items that we have in stock. If you want to make a special trip to see this piece, please contact us first to determine that this brass diving helmet is still available. Remember to provide us the item reference number shown above when getting in touch so we know which of our many articles you are discussing. Regent Antiques - Showroom Opening Hours: Our London showroom is open Mon to Fri 10am – 5pm for you to see this copper and brass diving helmet. We also open from time to time on Saturdays – but remember to call ahead of time before making the trip on a Saturday as we do not want you to be disappointed. If You Would Like More Information To understand more about this brass diving helmet and to be able to get answers to any points you might have, please don't hesitate to telephone our in-house antiques advisers on the telephone number shown above. When calling please reference the item number, shown above, so we can identify which product you would like to consider. Shipping, Delivery and Returns You are considering buying a fine decorative item. It will require specialized packing and shipping so that it actually gets to your destination securely and safely. We can transport this copper and brass diving helmet to almost any destination globally and we will be delighted to deal with the packing for you, but kindly do call or email for a shipping quote first, before ordering this brass diving helmet so that we can fully meet your shipping wishes. We ship free of charge to any mainland UK address. If you are not satisfied with the item we offer a 14-day money back promise in compliance with the Distance Selling Regulations. You will be liable for the return shipping fees for this copper and brass diving helmet, unless we have mistakenly detailed the item in some material way and you do not obtain the piece as outlined. You must return the item in its original packaging and condition. You are also liable for any customs duties or local taxes that fall due outside the European Union for the shipping of this brass diving helmet.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 42 x Width 35 x Depth 46 & Weight 6.3 kg

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 4 inches x Width 1 foot, 2 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches & Weight 13.9 lbs

£325.00

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