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    Sale 12052

    Science & Natural History

    19 October 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 220

    AN IVORY DIPTYCH DIAL

    GERMAN, 1607

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    AN IVORY DIPTYCH DIAL
    GERMAN, 1607
    scale for high tides to leaf 1a, dated 1607 above painted miniature on leaf1b, hour scale and paper compass to leaf 2a, scale for lunar age to leaf 2b
    2½in. (6.5cm.) long


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    Related to a small group of sundials made in Germany for the Spanish market, e.g. AST0431 at the Royal Museums Greenwich & Inv. no. 86396 at the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford.

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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.