Scientific Instruments

Scientific Instruments

The subject of Natural Philosophy and the instruments and apparatus which were created in consequence during the 17th, 18th & 19th centuries can be regarded as works of art. Telescopes, Microscopes, other optical equipment and Optical Toys such as this Panorama Panoptique which sold for £500, navigational instruments such as the sextant, quadrant, medical and those of many other fields of human research are included in all Mellors & Kirk’s sales. From a house clearance, at the bottom of a box of odds and ends came a tiny (8.5cm) English gilt brass astronomical compendium dated 1608, the existence of which was unknown to the late owner’s family who had a pleasant surprise when Mellors & Kirk sold it for £43,000.

Specialist Auction Dates

Scientific Instruments are included in both our fortnightly Antique & Collectors Sales and our quarterly Fine Art Sales for more information please email enquiries@mellorsandkirk.com 

Valuation Days

Valuations are held at The Auction House every Saturday morning 9am-12noon, other days by appointment. Regular Valuation Days are held across the Midlands please see our Valuation page for full details.

Scientific Instruments

The subject of Natural Philosophy and the instruments and apparatus which were created in consequence during the 17th, 18th & 19th centuries can be regarded as works of art. Telescopes, Microscopes, other optical equipment and Optical Toys such as this Panorama Panoptique which sold for £500, navigational instruments such as the sextant, quadrant, medical and those of many other fields of human research are included in all Mellors & Kirk’s sales. From a house clearance, at the bottom of a box of odds and ends came a tiny (8.5cm) English gilt brass astronomical compendium dated 1608, the existence of which was unknown to the late owner’s family who had a pleasant surprise when Mellors & Kirk sold it for £43,000.

Specialist Auction Dates

Scientific Instruments are included in both our fortnightly Antique & Collectors Sales and our quarterly Fine Art Sales for more information please email enquiries@mellorsandkirk.com 

Valuation Days

Valuations are held at The Auction House every Saturday morning 9am-12noon, other days by appointment. Regular Valuation Days are held across the Midlands please see our Valuation page for full details.