Cordys

An early 19thC brass universal equinoctial sundial

Estimate: $850 - $1,200


Lot Description

An early 19thC brass universal equinoctial sundial, marked to the 6" ring 'Jacob & Halse, London', (specialist scientific instrument dealers, active 1808-1823), with sprung hinged gnomon and arc, glazed conforming circular base with three milled screw adjusters, the well with engraved compass rose and set with two bubble levels framed by an engraved bevel in 90º quadrants. In fitted keystone mahogany box. Provenance: The H.N.E Sheppard Estate Collection.