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  • Six Pocket Compasses and a Diptych Sundial

    Lot: 1310
    Estimate: $400 - $600

    Six Pocket Compasses and a Diptych Sundial, an unmarked turned 2-in. boxwood example, a gilt 2-in. example with a 32-point rose fitted in its original leather case, a mahogany-cased 2 1/2-in. ...

  • Two Brass Equinoctial Augsburg-style Pocket Sundials

    Lot: 398
    Sold for: $615$500

    Two Brass Equinoctial Augsburg-style Pocket Sundials, Germany, engraved octagonal bases with silvered dial compasses and directionals reading in Latin, folding hour ring with roman numerals and ...

  • Fraser & Sons Equinoctial Sundial

    Lot: 401
    Sold for: $1,107$900

    Fraser & Sons Equinoctial Sundial, London, 19th century, 5 1/2-in. dia. folding engraved roman numeral hour ring marked "Fraser & Sons/London," latitude arc marked 0-60, folding stylized pierced ...

  • Mahogany-cased Brass Equinoctial Pocket Sundial

    Lot: 405
    Sold for: $369$300

    Mahogany-cased Brass Equinoctial Pocket Sundial, early 19th century, folding hour ring with roman numerals and needle gnomon, latitude arc calibrated 0-60 degrees, outer edge of base engraved with ...

  • Pewter Sundial

    Lot: 451
    Sold for: $277$225

    Pewter Sundial, America, 18th century, with roman numeral time indicators, dia. 3 in. ...

  • Scultetus, Bartholomeus (1540-1614) Gnomice de Solariis, sive Doctrina Practica Tertiae Partis Astronomiae.

    Lot: 207
    Sold for: $1,353$1,100

    Scultetus, Bartholomeus (1540-1614) Gnomice de Solariis, sive Doctrina Practica Tertiae Partis Astronomiae. Gorlitz: Matthias Menius, Ambrosius Fritsch, 1672. First edition, folio, title page ...

  • Cast Brass Sundial

    Lot: 1063
    Sold for: $185$150

    Cast Brass Sundial, probably 20th century, inscribed "1690." ...

  • Wm. J. Young Engraved Brass Sundial

    Lot: 356
    Sold for: $1,046$850

    Wm. J. Young Engraved Brass Sundial, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. c. 1840-50, 10 1/4-in. engraved plate marked "Wm J. Young Maker Philadelphia," gnomon angle set at 40 degrees for the center of ...

  • Six Pocket Sundials

    Lot: 1379
    Sold for: $400$325

    Six Pocket Sundials, various makers and sizes, four with folding gnomons. Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments online ...

  • 19th Century New York Engraved Brass Sundial

    Lot: 274
    Sold for: $677$550

    19th Century New York Engraved Brass Sundial, 9-in. dia. instrument with raised foot, shaped gnomon, engraved below "Sun & Clock Agree/April 15th, June 16th, Sept. 1st, Dec. 25th/H. Simmons(?) 1855 ...

  • Troughton & Simms Miniature Equinoctial Sundial

    Lot: 276
    Sold for: $800$650

    Troughton & Simms Miniature Equinoctial Sundial, late 19th century, 2 1/2-in. dia. silvered hour ring with folding spring-loaded gnomon, latitude arc from 10-90, silvered compass box engraved ...

  • Four Sun-time or Sun Watch Compasses

    Lot: 317
    Sold for: $215$175

    Four Sun-time or Sun Watch Compasses, 20th century, all with hinged metal case, compass, and sundial, lg. 2 to 3 in. ...

  • Two Pocket Compasses

    Lot: 1064
    Sold for: $160$130

    Two Pocket Compasses, an early walnut hinged case with paper sundial, brass folding gnomon marked "W. Watkins," and glazed sunk paper dial compass with blued-steel hand; and a hinged Chinese ...

  • Smith, John (b. 1648?) The Art of Painting.

    Lot: 162
    Sold for: $4,920$4,000

    Smith, John (b. 1648?) The Art of Painting. London: Printed for Samuel Crouch, at the Corner Shop of Pope's Head Ally, on the right hand next Cornhill, 1676. First edition, octavo, rare, three U.S. ...

  • Silver Pocket Sundial by Michael Butterfield

    Lot: 679
    Sold for: $1,845$1,500

    Silver Pocket Sundial by Michael Butterfield, Paris, late 17th century, the octagonal plate signed at the base of the adjustable bird-shaped hinged gnomon "Butterfield Paris," engraved with roman ...

  • Brass Equinoctial Augsburg-style Pocket Sundial

    Lot: 680
    Sold for: $554$450

    Brass Equinoctial Augsburg-style Pocket Sundial, Germany, the engraved octagonal base with silvered dial compass and directionals in Latin, folding hour ring with roman numerals and needle gnomon, ...

  • Sheldon Moore Iron Sundial

    Lot: 681
    Sold for: $523$425

    Sheldon Moore Iron Sundial, Kensington, Connecticut, mid-19th century, 10-in. dia. plate with outer roman numerals, and marked in the center "S. Moore/Kensington CT./ L.41" with triangular ...

  • Silver Pocket Sundial by Michael Butterfield

    Lot: 682
    Sold for: $1,845$1,500

    Silver Pocket Sundial by Michael Butterfield, Paris, late 17th century, the octagonal plate signed at the base of the adjustable bird-shaped hinged gnomon "Butterfield Paris," engraved with roman ...

  • Wooden Diptych Pocket Sundial

    Lot: 1579
    Sold for: $135$110

    Wooden Diptych Pocket Sundial, 19th century, hinged wooden case with central compass and carved and painted outer dial, lg. 3 in. ...

  • Middle Eastern-style Brass Pocket Sundial

    Lot: 1585
    Sold for: $246$200

    Middle Eastern-style Brass Pocket Sundial, pierced frame with jeweled insets, porcelain marker, inset compass, level, and folding gnomon, lg. 4 in. ...

  • Eight Asian Carved and Turned Wooden Items

    Lot: 1435
    Sold for: $277$225

    Eight Asian Carved and Turned Wooden Items, 19th/20th century, compass in round wooden case (detached pointer), opium steelyard scale in bamboo case, round reticulated "cricket" box, rectangular ...

  • Three Pewter Sundials

    Lot: 253
    Sold for: $800$650

    Three Pewter Sundials, Josiah Miller, New England, 18th century or later, one marked "IM 42," one marked "IOSIAH MILLER 41," dia. to 4 1/2 in. ...

  • Cased 19th Century Compass and Sundial

    Lot: 277
    Sold for: $523$425

    Cased 19th Century Compass and Sundial, mahogany-cased compass with sunk 2 3/4-in. paper compass card, steel needle, and folding sights, cased universal sundial with hinged hour band, arc scale ...

  • Brass and Marble Noon Cannon

    Lot: 293
    Sold for: $338$275

    Brass and Marble Noon Cannon, 20th century, 8-in. marble base holding the brass cannon, sundial with gnomon marked 34 degrees, quadrant arches supporting the magnifier. Provenance: Edward S. ...

  • 10-inch Octagonal Bronze Sundial

    Lot: 296
    Sold for: $246$200

    10-inch Octagonal Bronze Sundial, 19th/20th century, engraved roman numeral dial, and pierced gnomon. Provenance: Edward S. Jones collection, Los Angeles. ...

  • Pike & Son Brass Sundial

    Lot: 297
    Sold for: $431$350

    Pike & Son Brass Sundial, New York, 7 1/2-in. dia. with outer arabic numerals, marked "Pike & Son New York" and "L 41 28" along the southern quadrants, central compass, and fixed gnomon. ...

  • Four Japanese Compass Instruments

    Lot: 298
    Sold for: $431$350

    Four Japanese Compass Instruments, 19th century, a pewter instrument with compass, hemispherical sundial, clock dial with revolving disc, and signs of zodiac, ink pad, brush, and ruler housed in the ...

  • Collection of Compasses and Sundials

    Lot: 299
    Sold for: $369$300

    Collection of Compasses and Sundials, 19th/20th century, two brass sundials, one with a collapsible gnomon; four pocket compasses, one with a fully engraved case; two hinged mahogany compasses with ...

  • 18th/19th Century Bronze Sundial

    Lot: 300
    Sold for: $185$150

    18th/19th Century Bronze Sundial, Continental, 5 3/4-in. instrument with an engraved roman numeral dial, mounting holes at each corner, and a finely pierced and scrolled gnomon. Provenance: ...

  • W. & S. Jones 8-inch Brass Sundial

    Lot: 303
    Sold for: $492$400

    W. & S. Jones 8-inch Brass Sundial, Holborn, London, c. 1800, finely engraved plate with roman numeral dial, quarter- and half-hour markings, cardinal and intercardinal central compass, latitude ...