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Antique China Qianlong Sundial


Offered for sale is an Antique Folding String-Gnomon Chinese Qianlong Enameled Sundial in Brass. This little gem is 19th/early 20th century, made in bronze in China, the shaped brass plate with enamel hour scale inset compass box folding bracket with plumb bob and three leveling feet measuring 4 1/4" long and 2 3/4" wide and 3" high, inset with ruby(?) red and turquoise beads, the sundial with carved Qianlong mark to verso. The enameled plate is interspersed with numbers and Chinese writing.

Provenance: Christie's Auction, March 2006

Please look at the picture and read the description, which form a part of the condition description. What you see and what you read is what you are buying

This product would make a wonderful addition to any scientific instrument or sundial collection when displayed in a prominent place, being a grand collectible item that would adorn any serious collector's prized scientific instrument and sundial accumulations, while showing a discriminating dedication for fine sundials and other scientific instrument items as well as a devotion to acquiring fine collectibles.

Sellers exclusively use the U.S.P.S. as its' shipper (insurance available).

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  • Model: Chinese String-Gnomon Sundial

This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 12 January, 2014.

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