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Antique French DIEPPE lVORY SUNDIAL DIPTYCH w/ Compass -Late 17th C.

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Antique French DIEPPE lVORY SUNDIAL DIPTYCH w/ Compass -Late 17th C.


ID: 199

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Nice French ivory sundial from second half of XVII century.
Production of Dieppe (harbour city in Normandy, north of France, involved in ivory trading) with typical dieppoise "pecked" ornamentation.
It's unsigned, but typical for Charles Bloud circle.
It measures 66 x 62 mm.

The volvelles are made of special pewter alloy, that was used solely in Dieppe.
Such dials were more easy to engrave than silver ones.
But they aren't lasting durable and normally are being partly or fully destructed with time.
Very this sundial unusually and fortunately kept his volvelles, though they aren't as new, for sure.

Condition
The volvelles has a lot of wear, as you can see, but are presented.
The bone is yellowish but seems to be free from major flaws.
The bras gnomon is presented.
Overall ok condition.





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