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Antique Qianlong Brass Chinese Sundial + Case


Offered for sale is an antique Qianlong Chinese Brass Sundial in absolutely superb condition given it's age and antiquity. This outstanding table or desk top instrument measures 4 1/2" x 3 1/2" and has three adjusting or leveling feet, a compass, a sundial folding gnomon with leveling plum bob with Chinese writing (in red) engraved on the deck plate and the pivoting sundial hinged to the deck plate. There is scrolling and flowers engraved on all four corners of the face plate. The hour scale has centrifugally drawn inscribed lines to the hours and minutes surrounding the circular engraved ring marking minutes on the hour scale.

The instrument comes with a wood box as seen in the photo. The instrument has three feet which are adjustable to level the instrument The plum bob is in a separate plastic bag for shipment purposes so that it would not be lost in transportation and should be re-attached with a fine string..

Provenance: Christies' Auction

Lit: Christies' S. Kensington 14 April 1988. 'Time Measuring Instruments from the Time Museum.

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

International purchasers should contact sellers at: CAPTAINMADISON@ATT.NET for a shipping and insurance quote to your address and country. International purchasers should appreciate that the Customs Dept. of your country may assess duties, taxes and/or other charges on your purchase as it enters your country, which expenses are not part of the purchase price for this item and remains the sole expense of the purchaser.

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 USPS as its' shipper (insurance available).

Please email sellers to: CAPTAINMADISON@ATT.NET for purchasing, payment, shipping arrangements, requests for more photos, as well as any other inquiries.

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  • Model: Chinese Qianlong Sundial+ Box

This product was added to our catalog on Monday 13 January, 2014.

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