Group of four brass ship's telescopes housed in a fitted mahogany velvet lined case with inlaid brass ring handle. Telescopes are unmarked and range in length from 17" to 30"; two have partial black leather coverings. Additional lens and ring included. Case – 3 1/2" H x 32" W x 11 1/2" D. 16 lbs. Likely English, 19th century. Provenance: the estate of Marshall Lovell, Nashville, Tennessee. CONDITION: Minor wear, small scattered dents and oxidation. Lenses are unbroken (one appears to be stuck up inside the brass tube).
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