8 July 1999
AN EARLY 17TH-CENTURY GILT-BRASS SECTOR
Signed 'Henr. Stolle Vhrm. prag Fec'
Finely engraved on one side with scales for 'lincor; linmet', for 'Aur Arg Vi Plu Arg Cup Fer Sta; Lin Sup; Lin Lin', the other side of each arm with scales for 'lin. s corp. reg. lin. cir. lin. qua. trix. lin. qua. tum', the hinge pin decorated with a Star of David to both sides, the finely moulded iron pointers supported with scroll and bar supported
12.3/8 in. (31.4 cm.) long
Rothschild inv. no. AR1478.
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