Ivory diptych sundial signed by Conrad II Karner made circa 1620.

Ivory diptych sundial signed by Conrad II Karner made circa 1620.

2 500 euros


4.5 cm height x 3.4 cm width.



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Categories: Portable Sundials, Timekeeping


An ivory diptych sundial. The upper face of the lid forming a brass lunar dial/volvelle graduated twice 12 hours with index. The ivory face is engraved with a stylized decoration and two circles (schedule 2 x 12 hours and days of the moon from 1 to 29). The inside of the lid forms a vertical sundial with gnomon (graduations of I-VI / VI- XII).

The base forming horizontal sundial with a small compass in the center indicating the 4 directions of the cardinal points with magnetic declination at approximately 5 degrees East. The sundial is graduated 4/12/8. Blued steel needle with brass pivot.

The underside not engraved. Two brass hooks.

Trace of signature of Conrad II Karner on the back.

Dimensions: 4.5 cm height x 3.4 cm width.

Germany around 1620.

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FR Galerie Delalande Paris

After 37 years in Le Louvre des Antiquaires, the Delalande gallery moved early June 2015 to 35 rue de Lille, 75007 Paris, on the other side of the Seine River in the well known antic shops area "le Carré Rive Gauche".
Our main specialties are, since 1976, Marine and Scientific instruments, Tobacco and Opium objects, Curiosities and Great Canes.
We participate to international antique fairs (TEFAF Maastricht) and are unique partner of the French Maritime Museum.
Eric Delalande is also Administrator of the French Experts National Company (C.N.E.).
Please visit also our two websites, which are frequently updated: www.antiquites-delalande.fr (French) and www.delalande-antiques.com (English). ----------------------------

La Galerie Delalande s'est installée en juin 2015 au 35 rue de Lille (75007 Paris), au coeur de la capitale dans le "Carré Rive Gauche", après 37 années de présence au Louvre des Antiquaires.
Nous nous sommes orientés, depuis 1976, vers plusieurs spécialités : Marine et Sciences, Objets du tabac et de l'Opium, Cannes de collection et Curiosités.
Nous participons à des salons d'envergure internationale (TEFAF Maastricht) et sommes partenaires exclusifs du Musée National de la Marine.
Eric Delalande est également Administrateur de la Compagnie Nationale des Experts (C.N.E.).
N'hésitez pas à visiter nos deux sites internet fréquemment mis à jour : www.antiquites-delalande.fr (Français) and www.delalande-antiques.com (Anglais).

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