• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2845

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    23 - 24 March 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 54

    A FRENCH IVORY DIPTYCH SUNDIAL

    DIEPPE, 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FRENCH IVORY DIPTYCH SUNDIAL
    DIEPPE, 18TH CENTURY
    The upper leaf outer face engraved with equinoctial dial, the inner face upper leaf with silvered brass lunar volvelle, lower leaf with engraved string gnomon dial and glazed compass with paper scale and blued steel needle (glass cracked), silvered folding latitude arm, brass hooks and a brass cover for the gnomon storage hole on the side (with ivory gnomon)
    5 x 6 cm.


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