A rare Elias Allen ivory and silver pocket horizontal sundial, English,  circa 1630,
Lot 98Y
A rare Elias Allen ivory and silver pocket horizontal sundial, English, circa 1630,
Sold for £5,520 (US$ 9,278) inc. premium
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A rare Elias Allen ivory and silver pocket horizontal sundial, English, circa 1630,
signed Elias Allen fecit, the hand-coloured paper compass rose with the initials R.G., silver hour scale with engraved Roman numerals, hinged gnomon supported by shaped bridge with engraved acanthus leaf decoration, in circular turned ivory case with screw-on lid, 3 1/8in (8cm) diameter

Footnotes

  • The initials R.G. probably refer to the appretice Ralph Gretorex.

    Elias Allen is considered to be one of the foremost scientific instrument makers in Englisd in the 17th century.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note: The estimate for this lot should read £1,500 - 2,000.
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