BRASS & SILVERED BRASS MECHANICAL SUNDIAL FROM GERMAN LORRAINE, CA 1750
8,000 - 12,000 USD
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- Signed "GASPARD A LUNEVILLE."
A 7 x 5 1/2 x 5 in (when folded for travel) complex mechanical universal sundial in brass and silvered brass with decorative piercing and turning of the brass, and finely shaped finials and sights. 5 1/2 inch diameter ring gear, inset compass, target arm, minute hand (which operates a pinion gear against the ring gear) hinged plumb bob staff, thumb screws, and hinged leg which locks over latitude arc to raise the dial.