DELICATE 16TH CENTURY MINIATURE GILT BRASS ARMILLARY SPHERE, ATTRIBUTED TO SCHISSLER
7,000 - 10,000 USD
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- Unsigned, but attributed to Christoph Schissler of Augsburg, second half of the 16th century.
Gilt brass with traces of vermillion colouring in the stamping. 55 mm in diameter. The rings for the arctic and antarctic circles, the equator and tropics of Cancer and Capricorn are named in Latin as are the solstitial and equinoctial colures. The ecpliptic/zodiac circle is divided on both sides in degrees for each sign. Two minor repairs, mounted on a later brass stand.