27 April 2004,
Price realised GBP 3,107
GBP 1,800 - GBP 2,500
A QAJAR ENGRAVED BRASS POCKET SUNDIAL
IRAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY
Comprising a circular hinged case engraved with radiating segments inscribed with the names of various towns and cities, the sides with a similarly written continuous inscription, opening to reveal the sundial with folding arm set on an openwork quatrefoil within a graduated wheel
2 7/8in. (7.4cm.) diam.
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The Persian inscriptions give the instruction how to use the object to find the direction of the qibla, but no names or a date.
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