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18th Century Dutch Horizontal Sundial

Auction:
2652M
Lot:
506
Sold for:
$3,000$2,500

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2652M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 04, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

18th Century Dutch Horizontal Sundial, the 5 1/4 x 6-in. brass plate signed Engel Brecht, sliding gnomon in an aperture to set against a scale either side of days of the month, bordered by an engraved Arabic numeral hour scale, the second gnomon (lacking plummet) having an engraved latitude scale, edge of plate having Roman numerals representing hours, all on three knurled adjustable feet.
Estimate $1,200-1,600


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Bertolt Brecht, Clocks, Entertainment, Gnomon, Linguistics, Roman numeral analysis, Sundials