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
Period
19th Century
Materials and Techniques
Carved
incised ebony
Ivory
Glass
Brass
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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