Unusual cylinder/pillar boxwood sundial, 18th century

Unusual cylinder/pillar boxwood sundial, 18th century

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Dimensions

10 cm

Circa

18th century

Country of manufacture

France

Categories: Portable Sundials, Timekeeping

Description

A fine cylinder/pillar dial, unsigned but from the 18th century, built in
boxwood.
The brass gnomon is quite unusual and the base of the dial is leaded.
A form quite unusual.
Height : 102 mm

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FR Le Zograscope

Established by Alexandre Piffault in 2014 and based in Paris at 5 rue de Condé, 75006, very close to Odéon, Le Zograscope specializes in antique and rare books in Science, Medicine and Technology, and rare antique instruments in the same fields. We have especially a strong interest in early and continental microscopy, early and special mathematical/drawing instruments, medical and surgical instrument, and rare technology.

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