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Fruitwood Diptych Compass and Sundial

Auction:
2345
Lot:
60
Sold for:
$382$325

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2345
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 29, 2006 10:00AM

Description:

Fruitwood Diptych Compass and Sundial, Germany, with inset compass, blued-steel needle, engraved and hand-colored paper plates, chapter ring in Roman and Arabic numerals, and lid with the names of forty-six European cities and their latitudes, lg. 2 3/4 in., (some losses on lid, later string gnomon).
Estimate $400-600

Keywords

Germany, blued-steel needle, Clocks, Compass, Diptych, Gnomon, Islamic culture, Qibla compass, Salat, Sundials, Timekeeping