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George III Silver Pocket Perpetual Calendar or Almanac

Auction:
3147M
Lot:
282
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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3147M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 05, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

George III Silver Pocket Perpetual Calendar or Almanac, c. 1780, the 1 3/4-in. engraved silver instrument with an interior rotating disc, scale 1-31, day-of-the-week, zodiacal calendar with acanthus leaf engraving throughout, opposite side with outer edge reading: "So teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts into Wisdom," sun rise/set, and day/night length scales.
Estimate $3,000-4,000


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Acanthus, Ancient astronomy, Ancient Greek architecture, Calendars, Ornaments, Perpetual calendar, Time, Zodiac