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A Pair of Regency Table Globes by Dudley Adams

Posted on Martin McIlroy's Blog

Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood, the Westcountry’s leading auctioneers, are to include a pair of Regency table globes (FS18/756) in their Fine Sale on the 24/25th April 2013.



 a pair of regency table globes by dudley adams (fs18/756)


A pair of Regency table globes by Dudley Adams (FS18/756).


The pair of 12 inch celestial and terrestrial table globes were produced in London by Dudley Adams (1762-1830) at his Fleet Street premises in 1807 and 1809.


detail from the terrestial globe (fs18/756)


Detail from the terrestial globe (FS18/756).


The terrestrial table globe includes the second and third voyages of Captain James Cook and Anson’s voyage.



 detail from the celestial globe (fs18/756)


Detail from the celestial globe (FS18/756).


The celestial table globe includes all the constellations lately observed at the Cape of Good Hope and all the stars in Flamstead’s British Catalogue.


Both are mounted on tripod stands incorporating compasses in the undertier.


The sale is to be held at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood’s auction rooms in Okehampton Street, Exeter, on the 25th April 2013, the estimate is £7,000-£10,000.

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This article was originally published on Martin McIlroy's Blog on Sat, 06 Apr 2013 09:33:01 GMT.

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Martin McIlroy is the Head of the Works of Art and Silver Departments at Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood.

Martin McIlroy was educated at Exeter School in Devon and took a gap year before continuing his education at Teacher Training College. He subsequently worked at The Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) in Exeter, cataloguing reserve collections before spending seven years working for a local auction room gaining further experience.

He joined the internationally renowned auction house Philips in 1982, where he catalogued sales in Exeter, Cornwall and London for sixteen years. He then joined Bearne's in 2000 to catalogue silver and works of art and subsequently became Head of these departments.

His favourite subject is bronze sculpture, church silver, toys and collectables.

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