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Diptych Dial, by Christoph Trechsler the Elder, Dresden, 1622

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Inventory Number: 38997
Object Type: Object
Persons: Christoph the Elder Trechsler (Maker (Signed by))
Date Created: 1622
Place Created: Dresden Germany Europe
Subject Classification(s): Billmeir Collection By Collection  
Accession Number: 1957-84/244
Brief Description: Gilt brass and silvered brass folding case which includes a lunar volvelle and aspectarium, a vertical dial sharing a string gnomon with a horizontal dial for latitude 51° with a magnetic compass. There is also a circular table of times of sunrise and sunset and of the lenghts of day and night.
Primary Inscriptions: Punched on inside of cover "C.T.D.E.M. {Christoph Trechsler der Elter Mechanicus [of Dresden]} 1622".
Provenance: From the collection of J.A. Billmeir.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Gilt brass and silvered brass
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
48 44 10 mm

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