London, South Kensington
24 September 2008
A decorative compass dial
Italian, 18th century
unsigned, the brass hour ring marked IIII-XII-VIII, manuscript four-point compass card S. Or. M. Occ. with original needle, the decorative lid with relief scene of two lovers resting under a tree, the man holding a spear (thin crack to lid and chip to main body).
2in. (5cm.) diameter
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