Perpetual calendar made in Germany at the end of the 17th century.

Perpetual calendar made in Germany at the end of the 17th century.



9,6 cm high

Country of manufacture


Category: Scientific


A perpetual calendar composed of four ivory leaves, two of which correspond to the front and back, joined together by an iron rivet with a gadrooned silver button. Each side also has five silver knobs with star decoration.

On one side the perpetual calendar consists of a movable disc engraved with “CALENDARIUM PERPETUUM” and the days of the week (symbols of the planets) with a rosette in the center and underneath engraved from 1 to 31. The whole resting on a rectangular silver plate entirely engraved with scrolls and surrounded by a frieze of stylised leaves.

The other side corresponds to the festive calendar and gives the duration of the day and night. It consists of a rectangular silver plate entirely decorated with foliage scrolls and surrounded by a frieze identical to the previous one with, in the center, a movable disc with two openings and engraved “FEST UND FEYERTAEG, sonnen Lauff, Tag läng, Aufgang, nacht lang, unter gang”. The disc is held in place by a silver star knob. Underneath is an engraved disc with five circular rows divided into twelve sectors corresponding to the twelve months of the year.

Dimensions: Height 9.6 cm x width 4.5 cm.

Germany dated from the end of the 17th century.   

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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: (French) and (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 : (Français) and (Anglais).

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