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Inventory no. 48618 -

Japanese HORIZONTAL DIAL
18th or early 19th century

Wood and brass. Unsigned and undated. The levelling plummet is mounted on gimbals.
This dial is similar in principle to the scaphe; the tip of the vertical gnomon marks the time on hour-lines like those marked in the hemi-sphere of a scaphe, but in this case projected on to the floor and sides of a shallow box.

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Lewis Evans Collection

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