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4-inch Brass Universal Equinoctial Ring Dial

Auction:
3147M
Lot:
281
Sold for:
$584$475

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3147M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 05, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

4-inch Brass Universal Equinoctial Ring Dial, 18th century, unmarked, two concentric brass rings folding flat when not in use, with scale calibrated 0-90, the reverse calibrated 0-90, the equinoctial ring engraved with roman numeral hours on the front surface, the central bridging bar with sliding peephole engraved with the months on one side.
Estimate $300-500


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

Ancient inventions, Architecture, Clocks, Horology, Sundial, Time, Visual arts