Ivory Diptych Sundial Signed By Conrad II Karner Made Circa 1620. flag

Ivory Diptych Sundial Signed By Conrad II Karner Made Circa 1620.
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"Ivory Diptych Sundial Signed By Conrad II Karner Made Circa 1620."
An ivory diptych sundial signed by Conrad II Karner made circa 1620.

The upper face of the lid forming a brass lunar dial/volvelle graduated twice 12 hours with index. The ivory face is engraved with a stylized decoration and two circles (schedule 2 x 12 hours and days of the moon from 1 to 29). The inside of the lid forms a vertical sundial with gnomon (graduations of I-VI / VI- XII).

The base forming horizontal sundial with a small compass in the center indicating the 4 directions of the cardinal points with magnetic declination at approximately 5 degrees East. The sundial is graduated 4/12/8. Blued steel needle with brass pivot.

The underside not engraved. Two brass hooks.

Trace of signature of Conrad II Karner on the back.

Dimensions: 4.5cm height x 3.4cm width.

Germany around 1620.
Price : 2500 €
Period:17th century
Style:Renaissance, Louis 13th
Condition : Bon état général

Material : Ivoire
Width : 3,4 cm
Height : 4,5 cm

Reference : 661713
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