London, South Kensington
24 September 2008
A silver and gilt-brass German Augsburg dial
by Johann Willebrand (1658-1726), late 17th century
silver hour band set in gilt-brass ring with engraved floral motif divided 3-12-9, subdivided to the quater-hour, gilt-brass gnomon, engraved hand pointer for latitude, shaped gilt-brass latitude arc [0°]-90° subdivided to 2°, shaped and decorated gilt-brass support for plumb bob, silver dial plate and compass with four-point rose SE, OR, OC, ME, gilt brass compass base with table of latitudes for 35 cities, three gilt brass bun feet, shaped and decorated gilt-brass brace for plumb bob, signed Johann Willebrand in Augsburg 48.
2¼in. (6cm.) diameter
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