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    Sale 7683

    A Rococo Fantasy Treasures from a Bavarian Collection

    6 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 78

    A GERMAN SILVER AND NIELLO EQUINOCTIAL COMPASS-SUNDIAL

    BY JOHANN MARTIN, AUGSBURG, CIRCA 1700

    Price Realised  

    A GERMAN SILVER AND NIELLO EQUINOCTIAL COMPASS-SUNDIAL
    BY JOHANN MARTIN, AUGSBURG, CIRCA 1700
    Elongated octagonal, the base set with a compass with a blued-iron needle and engraved and nielloed with the names and latitudes of various continental cities, the hour ring engraved and nielloed with Roman numbers I-IX and III-XII, with small brass pointer, the folding latitude arc engraved for 5-90°, signed 'Johann Martin Inn Augsburg', with an associated shagreen covered part case
    2 1/8 in. (5.5 cm.) wide


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