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19th Century Baroque Style Pocket Compass and Sundial

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.

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Andrew Spindler Antiques
163 Main St. Essex, MA 01929 United States 978-768-6045
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19th Century Baroque Style Pocket Compass and Sundial

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PLACE OF ORIGIN: Italy?
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: circa 1860
PERIOD: 19th Century
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Carved, incised ebony, Ivory, Glass, Brass
MATERIALS NOTES: Carved and incised ebony and ivory, glass, brass.
CONDITION: Very good. Unobtrusive dial cracks at 12 and 6.
HEIGHT: 3 1/2"
WIDTH: 2"
DEALER LOCATION: Essex, MA
NUMBER OF ITEMS: 1
REFERENCE NUMBER: U1012128377679
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