03-16-2021 03-25-2021
Skinner Website
Skinner Website Online
3580T Marlborough
March 16, 2021 12:00 PM - March 25, 2021 07:00 PMCalender

Silver-inlaid Bronze Sundial, Angbu Ilgu

Auction: Asian Works Of Art - 3580T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: March 16, 2021 12:00PM


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.
Estimate $10,000-20,000

minor metal corrosion, rusting, tarnishing, surface scratches.

Items may have wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. 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 shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.


Jurgen Abeler, Georg Abeler