UNIQUE STUNNING GEORGIAN Christopher Stedman BLACK SHAGREEN LARGE ETUI CASE 1761
UNIQUE STUNNING GEORGIAN Christopher Stedman BLACK SHAGREEN LARGE ETUI CASE. This is a most Unique Stunning Georgian Black Shagreen Large Etui Case, this was crafted by the Renowned Mathematical Instrument Maker Christopher Stedman, and was made at the Globe Leadenhall Street London c1761 making it around 258 years old, this is such a Rare and Unique Georgian Black Shagreen Etui Case made by Christopher Stedman, who had previously worked at the Globe on London Bridge but had moved the Globe to Leadenhall street near India House around 1761, the Black Shagreen is in very good condition considering the age of this Case with just very light surface wear, the Lid is Hinged and in good condition and there is a Push Button to the side of the Case, and the Lid opens and closes securely with a nice clicking sound, when opened it reveals Compartments in the Base of the Case, in one there is a Large very old Steel Needle but the others are Empty, inside the Lid there is a Velvet Label and it is written in old English that says Made by C Stedman at the Globe near the India House in Leadenhall Street London, and Christopher Stedman was a Mathematical Instrument Maker in an Important time in History, this would have been owned by a Wealthy Gentleman back in 1761 when times were very different to today, i believe this is an important piece of History and Collectors Antique and Article about Christopher Stedman is Below from the British Museum, and this Black Shagreen Etui Case is in good condition for its age, and this would surely add something special to any collection. Christopher Stedman scientific instrument maker; British; Male; 1750; fl. At the Globe, on London Bridge, London (before 1761) at the Globe, No.
24, Leadenhall Street, London (after 1761). Trade card in Heal Collection (Heal, 105.97), and photograph of an identical card in Banks Collection (Banks, 105.53) advertise Christopher Stedman Mathematical Instrument Maker... Makes & Sells all Sorts of Mathematical Instruments for Sea or Land, Gauging, Surveying, Measuring, Geometry, Navigation, Arithmetick [sic] &c.
" Heal's annotations on mount: "Compare billhead of C. Stedman, instrument maker'at the Globe, near India-house Leadenhall St. The New Complete Guide to London 1777 gives Elizabeth Stedman at 24 Leadenhall Street.
The New Complete Guide to London 1784 gives Elizabeth Stedman at 24 Leadenhall Street. The New Complete Guide to London 1763 gives Christopher Stedman at 24 Leadenhall Street.
The London Directory 1768 gives Christopher Stedman 24 Leadenhall Street. Robert Anderson, servant of Christopher Stedman, was one of the Poor Persons who became chargeable on the Bridge House Estates when the shops were demolished pursuant to 29 Geo: III.
Not found in any earlier Directories. Not mentioned in'Chronicles of London Bridge'. Gardner Collection - London Bridge. " Heal, 105.96 is a bill-head stating: "Bought of Christopher Stedman Mathematical Instrument Maker At the Globe near the India-house, Leadenhall Street. " Heal's annotations on mount as above except: "Compare trade-card (L/S) of Christopher Stedman, Mathematical Instrument Maker at the Globe on London Bridge [above]. The houses on London Bridge were removed between 1758 and 1762. The item "UNIQUE STUNNING GEORGIAN Christopher Stedman BLACK SHAGREEN LARGE ETUI CASE 1761" is in sale since Wednesday, November 6, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver". The seller is "fine_antique_silver2012" and is located in Crawley. This item can be shipped worldwide.