A Bohemian horizontal Sundial from 1731

A Bohemian horizontal Sundial from 1731

€ 4500,00

A Sundial with a combined coat-of-arms of a Bohemian noble family


11 x 8,4 cm



Country of manufacture


Category: Portable Sundials


Bohemia, dated 1731 

Fire-Gilded and silvered brass, black colored engravings, the backside monogrammed 

„F: P: A: W  / 1731“ 

With the engraved combined coat-of-arms of the Pentenrieder v. Adelshausen and the Hartlieb von Wallthor family 

(Johann Kaspar P. and Anna Theresia H. married in 1728 and lived in Luschan / Luzany, West-Bohemia, today Czech Republic). 


Compass with blued steel needle and original glass (circlip missing). 

Condition: Original, untouched condition with good patina. 


Size c. 11 x 8,4 cm 


Provenance: Austrian private collection 

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Wissenschaftliches Kabinett

The Wissenschaftliches Kabinett is based in the inner city of Vienna, Austria and was established in 1988 by Dr. Max Weber. Later it was taken over by Simon Weber-Unger who specializes in antique scientific and natural history antiques. The Wissenschaftliches Kabinett Simon Weber-Unger exhibits at the Hofburg Antique Fair in Vienna, the Residenz Antique Fair in Salzburg, the antique scientific instrument fair in London and at antique fairs in Zurich and Munich. Simon Weber-Unger is the head of the antique scientific instrument department and antique camera department at the auction house Dorotheum in Vienna and has published articles about scientific instruments in several magazines.