A fine and rare Richard Glynn silver compass sundial, English, circa 1710,
Lot 138
A fine and rare Richard Glynn silver compass sundial, English, circa 1710,
Sold for £31,200 (US$ 52,391) inc. premium
Lot Details
A fine and rare Richard Glynn silver compass sundial, English, circa 1710,
signed R Glynne Fecit, the compass rose with thirty two compass points, 360 degree scale and centered by a finely engraved roundel of a dragons head and scrolling decoration, the folding silver gilt gnomon pierced and engraved with a demi-swan holding an arrow and emerging from a circlet royonny, the circumference engraved with an hour scale with Roman numerals reading to 5 minutes, the silver and red leather covered lid engraved on the inner surface with an Equation of Time, calendar scale, perpetual calendar and IIII-XII-VIII hour scale and locations Peking, Surrat, Caro, Rome, Paris, Dublin, Tenarif, Barbadoes, N.York, Mexico 4in (10cm) diameter

Footnotes

  • Richard Glynne (1681-1755) was apprenticed to the instrument maker Henry Wynne in 1696 and became free in 1705. In 1712 he opened his first workshop at the sign of the Atlas & Hercules in Cheapside and in 1718 he moved to a shop in Fleet Street.
    Glynne retired in 1730 and his stock was subsequently sold at the shop of the renowned optician, Edward Scarlett.

    A silver inclining dial by Richard Glynne was sold as lot 22 on the 30th October 2002 by Sothebys as part of the Masterpieces from the Time Museum for £69,750.00
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