A Fine Thomas Tucher Ivory Diptch Dial, Nuremberg, 1620-45,

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Lot 45
A Fine Thomas Tucher Ivory Diptch Dial,
Nuremberg, 1620-45,

Sold for £ 3,120 (US$ 4,162) inc. premium

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A Fine Thomas Tucher Ivory Diptch Dial, Nuremberg, 1620-45,
upper outer face decorated with four cherubic winds coloured red and green, windrose with pointer to named directions, upper inner face with vertical pin gnomon dial for daylight hours and declination, list of eighteen towns with latitudes, lower inner face with compass rose (needle missing), three chapter rings and two pin gnomon dials for Italian and Babylonian hours, the base with lunar dial (missing volvelle), 12 by 7.5 by 1.2 cm (4 3/4 by 3 by 1/2 in)

Footnotes

  • For similar Tucher diptych dial, see Hester Highton, Sundials. An Illustrated History of Portable Dials, London 2001, page 50.
A Fine Thomas Tucher Ivory Diptch Dial, Nuremberg, 1620-45,
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