A silvered German calendar with 12 miniature paintings, late 17th

A silvered German calendar with 12 miniature paintings, late 17th

4200 euros

Circa

late 17th century

Country of manufacture

Germany

Categories: Calendars, Timekeeping

Description

A German calendar in silvered metal – the twelve months of the year are represented by 12 original paintings on vellum. According with the style of the paintings, we can date the calendar from the late 17th century or the early 18th century.

 

This is a rare preserved German model of a silver metal calendar whose the names of the twelve months of the year are embellished with original paintings on vellum depicting allegorical scenes and genre scenes.

The 12 vellums and the calendar are in great condition.

The paper given the years and the days are modern.

Size : 25.8×21.4 cm; size of the twelve drawings: approximately 8,6×6,2cm

 

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FR Le Zograscope

Established by Alexandre Piffault in 2014 and based in Paris at 5 rue de Condé, 75006, very close to Odéon, Le Zograscope specializes in antique and rare books in Science, Medicine and Technology, and rare antique instruments in the same fields. We have especially a strong interest in early and continental microscopy, early and special mathematical/drawing instruments, medical and surgical instrument, and rare technology.

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