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Writing Case, with Horizontal Dial and Perpetual Calendar, Dutch, c. 1700

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Inventory Number: 42497
Object Type:
Place Created: The Netherlands Europe
Subject Classification(s): Lewis Evans Collection By Collection  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Silver set in fishskin case, lined with velvet and decorated with silver braid. The set comprises of an ink-pot; pounce-box; three compartments with solver lids; and a silver box containing a universal horizontal compass dial with paper compass rose, and on the bottom of which is engraved a table correlating planets and metals, and a cover with a perpetual calendar. On the bottom of the silver box is engraved a piece of writing correlating the relative sizes of various heavenly bodies and of their orbits. The writing implements are missing.
Primary Inscriptions: Unsigned and undated. {Possibly made in Hartwijk as this place is alluded to twice on the writing on the base of the circular box.
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans with his collection.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Fishskin
silver
paper and glass.
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
210 95 35 mm

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