Beringer Type Portable Cube Sun Dial Polyhedral Cubic

Beringer Type Portable Cube Sun Dial Polyhedral Cubic

Stock Number: 220907

£295

Circa

1900

Country of manufacture

Germany

Categories: Portable Sundials, Timekeeping

Description

Polyhedral David Beringer (1756-1821) type cubic sundial, circa 1900
Printed and hand-colored paper on wood; cube with five gnomons,
Mounted on a turned column rising from the square base with a compass,
Dials on the top surface and all four vertical sides ;
Base decorated, card compass printed and hand-colored.
Unclear signature within a wreath on the North face.
Two nickel gnomons replaced otherwise all original and in very good sound condition, noting light wear and staining to the paper.
75mm cube, overall height 9,3/8″ or 238mm weight 277grams

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GB Cog Scientific

As a fine art sculpture graduate I have applied my appreciation and understanding of form and function to my lifelong professional career in the antiques trade. Over forty years dealing in what I considered worthy, within the fields of decorative arts and sciences, I have always purchased over a wide spectrum and look forward to offering an exciting variety of stimulating pieces.

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