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Probably German
A PARCEL-GILT SILVER CYLINDRICAL BOX WITH PERPETUAL CALENDAR CIRCA 1680
• the case with scrolling foliage engraved to the band, cover with revolving disc engraved in Latin 'Pulchra ut Luna', 'Beautiful like the moon', interspersed with the symbols for the planets, 'Lucifer, Hesperus', 'Morning Star, Evening Star', aperture displaying the sun and the moon in the night sky, engraved initials to the centre within a leaf design, to the reverse engraved 'Calendarium perpetuum pro singulis diebus una cum cursu solis in si zo' to the outer rim, revolving centre with the days of the week, months with number of days, signs of the zodiac, leap year, duration of the zodiac, engraved to the centre 'Electa ut sol Cant C VI', 'Chosen like the sun', engraved monogram with sunburst design
diameter 70mm
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Description

'Pulchra ut luna, electa ut sol', these two phrases appear together in the Bible (Songs of Songs book) 6. 

Masterworks of Time: George Daniels, Visionary

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