Sundial in ivory in the shape of a barrel datable circa 1680

Sundial in ivory in the shape of a barrel datable circa 1680

3 450 euros


6 cm high



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Categories: Portable Sundials, Timekeeping


An ivory barrel-shaped sundial composed of 5 unscrewable parts.

– The top compartment forms a scent box whose lid is pierced with holes.

– the next part bears a lunar dial formed by two brass discs, the larger is graduated with a 2 x 1-12 hour scale and a scale of the days of the moon from 1 to 30. A smaller pivoting brass disc on the top forms index, gives the phases of the moon and forms horizontal sundial (graduations 4-12-8).

– In the middle part there is a mirror and on the other side a paper with colored checkerboard decoration forming the cover of the next part.

– Horizontal sundial (graduations 4-12-8) in brass with folding gnomon fixed above a compass whose bottom is decorated with paper engraved with an 8 directions compass rose. Blued steel needle with brass pivot, and a glass on top.

– The lower part forms a compartment

Dimensions: Height of 6 cm.

Germany around 1680.

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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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