Cased pocket compass and sundial by Watkins Bristol, England of the 1820’s. Signed on the compass as well as the sundial. The compass has a diameter of 6,5 cm. The compass rose is very detailed and he metal is coloured blue. To set the compass a click-system is installed. When clicked the arrow will be pushed a little and is set to the right direction. The sundial is set by two pinholes and can be clipped upwards.
Case dimensions: 7,8 x 7,8 x 2,7 cm.
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Van Leest Antiques, based in Utrecht in the Netherlands, specialises in antique scientific and medical instruments. Their collection covers mainly scientific and medical antique instruments: barometers, globes and planataria, nautical instruments, anatomical models, and pharmacy items. Toon Van Leest travels regularly in Europe and visits trade fairs, auctions, and antique dealers to collect stock and to find pieces to fulfil his clients' unusual requests.
As well as being an avid antique collector and dealer, Toon Van Leest is also a dentist. He believes that antiques are a stable investment, not reliant on trends or fashion, and have truly lasting value. Above all, he says, antiques are timeless and never lose their beauty.