The Boreal Arrow
Code BA0347: Negretti & Zambra Engraved Compass, 1876.
This is a beautiful and extremely rare full hunter solid silver compass made by the famous Negretti & Zambra firm in London. The case has its old original finish as can be seen in the pictures. It has a little kink to the back but nothing serious with strong hinge and springs open to a right angle when the button is pushed. The case has the inscription VERITAS SUPERABIT MONTES , which in Latin means "TRUTH WILL OVERCOME THE MOUNTAINS". It has also a nice scene with a dear. Inside the lid it is stamped with London silver hallmarks and dates this compass to 1876. Please note that the serial number is 1, which means that this is the first compass of this model. The glass is in excellent condition with no scratches or chips. The mother-of-pearl dial is a real beauty. It is marked NEGRETTI & ZAMBRA, LONDON, SINGER'S PATENT. It measures 3.4 cm in diameter. This is a beautiful and extremely rare compass that would make a great gift.