19th Century Baroque Style Pocket Compass and Sundial

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A whimsical and curious ebony and ivory diptych sundial, unmarked, mid 19th century, the octagonal dial with Roman chapters, engraved scroll work around the perimeter, inset latitude adjustment on the underside of the lid for the string gnomon of 37, 39, 41, 43, and 45, central compass with printed paper card, cardinal points in block letters, needle ring calibrated 0-90 in four quadrants, needle stop.

Details

  • Place of Origin
    Italy?
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1860
  • Condition
    Very good. Unobtrusive dial cracks at 12 and 6.
  • Dealer Location
    Essex, MA
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    U1012128377679
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