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Horizontal String-Gnomon Dial, by Paul Reinmann, Nuremberg, c. 1600

Inventory Number: 38669
Object Type:
Persons: Paul Reinmann (Maker)
Date Created: c. 1600
Place Created: Nuremberg Germany Europe
Subject Classification(s): Billmeir Collection By Collection  
Accession Number: 1957-84/55
Brief Description: Gilt brass eight-sided case with the hour-ring of ivory inset around the magnetic compass. On top of the lid is a miniature in enamel of a couple; inside the lid is engraved a picture of a hare. Underneath is engraved a picture of a cock crowing. This was probably an engagement or wedding present. This dial is for the latitude of about 48°.
Primary Inscriptions: Stamped with the punch-mark of a crown of Paul Reinmann of Nuremberg.
Provenance: Presented by J. A. Billmeir. Formerly in the collection of Henri Michel.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Gilt brass
ivory and enamel

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