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    Sale 5428

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    23 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 310

    French ivory barrel compendium


    Price Realised  


    French ivory barrel compendium
    Charles Bloud (fl.1653-80), mid 17th century
    the ivory carved into a floral pattern on the lid and side, four engraved concentric circles on the underside, the silver hour ring engraved 4-12-8 and signed C.BLOVD A.DIEPPE, engraved folding silver gnomon for 48° [approx.], an engraved silver eight-point compass rose, with initials and fleur-de-lys, needle, the lid carries a silver lunar volvelle, engraved 0-29[½], 1-12 twice, the central rotating silver disc with index pointer and viewing window engraved 1-12 twice, foliage motif
    2¼in. (5.5cm.) diameter

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