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    Sale 5429

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    24 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 7

    A Dieppe ivory diptych dial

    17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A Dieppe ivory diptych dial
    17th century
    unsigned and undated, black colouring throughout, corners of all leaves with poppy ornamentation; leaf 1a equinoctial dial 1-12 twice divided to the half-hour, polar dial 8-12-4 the hour lines parallel; leaf 1b scale to elevate dial [5°]-80°, lunar volvelle; leaf 2a horizontal dial 5-12-7, magnetic azimuth dial VII-XII-V, degree scale for compass (replacement glass) paper gazetteer for 24 European towns; leaf 2b modern replacement perpetual calendar (crack to ivory).
    3in. (7.3 x 6.1 x 1.3cm.)


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