Ship's compass in box

Object Number: 
1952.9
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Wood, brass, other metal, glass, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 x 14 x 14 in. ( 25.4 x 35.6 x 35.6 cm )
Marks: 
printed: below fleur de lis on compass dial: "JOHN BLISS CO. NEW YORK"
Description: 
Ship's compass mounted inside wooden box with hinged lid and brass hardware.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this compass was used by a ship master on a South Pole expedition.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Frederic Griffith
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group