A good wooden and paper diptych sundial. Signed on the compass face: ‘Verfertigt von David Beringer’. The dial is surrounded by a decorative border with a floral pattern. A string gnomon, adjustable for latitudes of 38°-55°. There is a table of latitudes listing towns in Europe and the USA. The compass is marked with eight points in German. The compass rose is coloured pink for cardinal points and yellow and green for quadrantal points. It has a blued needle in the form of an arrow, surmounted by a brass pyramidal pivot. The glass plate is held in place by a copper ring. The leaves have a copper hook fastener and a copper hook to hold them open. David Beringer was born on 12 January 1756 in Nuremberg. Admitted as a master of his craft in 1777. He died on 28 October 1821 a the result of an accident. In fine condition, some discoloration on the latitude table but overall very bright colours. Germany, circa 1790
Please visit www.krakerantiek.nl for further information.
Ask the Dealer
Kraker Antiek is a small, cozy and open-minded company in Amsterdam. Bert Kraker offers a collection of authentic, original, rare and quality objects.
With over 20 years of experience in the arts and antiques trade, one of my main specialties is antique scientific instruments. I formerly worked in association with Jaap Mennink, from whom I have learned to use all my senses actively in the trade.
I also work as a consultant for several international collectors and auction houses. And I am always interested in purchasing good quality (scientific) items, and evaluations and expertise offers.
Travelling extensively around the globe with a skilled and critical eye, Kraker Antiek offers an eclectic collection of scientific- and nautical instruments, natural history artefacts and collectors items. The collection is found on my website www.krakerantiek.nl and can be seen in my store at De Hallen in Amsterdam.
In order to find suitable objects, intensive desk- and field research is applied. Over the years I have acquired a comprehensive library about scientific instruments to this end. Expert views from colleagues are consulted if necessary to ensure the quality and authenticity of the stock.
Please contact me if you have any questions about any of my items offered on Fleaglass or visit www.krakerantiek.nl for a complete view on the stock.