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Three Fruitwood Pocket Dials

Auction:
2345
Lot:
61
Sold for:
$529$450

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

Description:

Three Fruitwood Pocket Dials, a diptych compass and sundial, with engraved paper compass dial, blued steel needle, string gnomon, horizontal face with incised chapter ring, and vertical face with printed table, lg. 3 in.; a pillar dial; and a pocket compass and sundial with floating paper dial, in turned and incised circular case.
Estimate $400-600

Keywords

steel needle, Clocks, Compass, Diptych, Gnomon, Measuring instruments, Qibla compass, Sundials, Timekeeping