Johan Schrettegger brass Augsburg dial, C 1820

Johan Schrettegger brass Augsburg dial, C 1820

Stock Number: 350506 a



6 cm



Country of manufacture


Categories: Timekeeping, Portable Sundials


Octagonal brass equatorial sundial, made by Johann Nepomuk Schrettegger (1764-1843), Augsburg, Germany, circa 1820. Needle gnomon from centre of circle that is calibrated in numerals to show hours for northern hemisphere. Circle hinged to octagonal base. Quadrant scale calibrated in degrees from vertical to horizontal using arabic numerals. Upper surface engraved with design. Compass recessed in base with original needle and glass. It comes with a leather case with a using description. 6 cm wide

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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.