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Pocket sundial with compass in original box

Object Number: 
1949.109ab
Date: 
1700-1800
Medium: 
Ebony, brass, glass, cardboard, paper
Dimensions: 
box: 1 x 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 in. ( 2.5 x 6.7 x 6.7 cm )
Description: 
Square pocket sundial with compass ("a") in original cardboard box ("b"); ebony case with brass plate attached with screws to top; plate with incised sundial markings, folding gnomon, and circular window at center through which compass is visible; with four tiny brass ball feet on underside of base.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Herman Wolff in memory of Mrs. Helen A. Collingwood
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group