London, South Kensington
8 October 2015
EARLY BRASS PROPORTIONAL DIVIDERS
HEINRICH STOLLE, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
signed on the side Henr. Stolle Vhrm prag fec with scales marked Reductio Corporum, the front engraved with scales Partes datæ ratione linæ, recta 1-10 and circularis 6-60, the other side with scales for polygons and metals, the reverse Proportiones Homomologrum, Planorum augendo 1-100 and Corporum augendo 1-125, steel tips to both ends, the sliding brass hinge finely engraved with decoation.
8in. (20cm.) long
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A very rarely seen maker, we note the most recent example at auction being a gilt sector by Stolle from The Collection of Barons Nathaniel and Albert von Rothschild, sold Christie's King Street, 8 July 199 lot 162.
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