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Chinese Fruitwood Geomancer's Dial and Pocket Sundial

Auction:
2502
Lot:
501
Sold for:
$148$125

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 01, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Chinese Fruitwood Geomancer's Dial and Pocket Sundial, the compass dial with needle at the center with concentric rings of Chinese characters in black and red ink, 5 1/2 in. dia., the folding pocket sundial with hinged lid and Chinese characters on all surfaces, string gnomon and central compass, ht. open 3 1/2 in.
Estimate $200-400

Keywords

Clocks, Compass, Gnomon, Horology, Measurement, Orientation, Qibla compass, Sundials, Time, Timekeeping