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Decorative Nocturnal, Late 19th Century, English?

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Inventory Number: 47549
Object Type:
Place Created: United Kingdom (England) Europe
Subject Classification(s): Nocturnals Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments   
Brief Description: Nocturnal with decorative dragon and serpent. Three discs of varying sizes rotate on a central axel. The largest is inscribed with the months and the days of each month, the middle disc has a degree scale and the smallest disc is formed of five coils of the serpent's body. A dial extends from the centre and the serpent stretches along the length of it.
Provenance: Barnett Collection
Collection Group:
Material(s): Copper Alloy
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
260 102 10 mm


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