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Silver-inlaid Bronze Sundial, Angbu Ilgu, Korea, 19th century, semi-globular form, with flanged rim, inscribed with Korea's traditional divisions and subdivisions of the year and title reading "Angbu Ilgu," all inlaid in silver around the rim, a gnomon inside the bowl, the three separately cast cabriole legs, decorated with a dragon and cloud design in relief, mounted on three grooved base, ht. 5 7/8, rim dia. 12 3/4 in, wt. 24 lbs.
Provenance: Collection of the Wuppertal Watch Museum, founded in 1958 by Georg Abeler; purchased by the present owner in the early 2000s directly from Jurgen Abeler, the founder's son and director of the museum until his death in 2010.
minor metal corrosion, rusting, tarnishing, surface scratches.
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