German Floating sundial – compass

German Floating sundial – compass

Stock Number: 380816 R

€ 390,-


Diameter 5,5 cm


first half 19th C

Country of manufacture


Categories: Portable Sundials, Timekeeping


A turned fruitwood German Compass Sundial in a 5,5 cm round covered case, with floating compass and sundial with paper insert compass rose. First half 19th C. On the lid is a discription of the months and the Text: “Fast means that the clock should be faster than the dial – slow – slower”.

Measurements 5,5 cm diameter and 3 cm high.

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NL Van Leest Antiques

Van Leest Antiques

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.