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#4901 Early flemish diptych ivory sundial, dated 1553
Early flemish diptych ivory sundial, dated 1553
This flemish sundial looks like the wel known Dieppe dials, that were made between 1660 and 1690 and only can be used when the magnetic declination is 0.
This sundial from the southern Netherlands is 100 years older then the Dieppe sundials.
The dial is made for a latitude of 51 degrees. This could be Anvers (known for its ivory trade in 16th century, Brughes, Ghent or even Louvain.
There is a magnetic declination mark inside the ring on ca. 10-11 degrees east, what is consistent with 1553.
In the east direction is a makerssign, 2 crossed one's in red.

There are only a few flemish ivory sundials known and these are all from around 1690.

dimensions: 79 x 70 x 20 mm

 

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Early flemish diptych ivory sundial, dated 1553
Early flemish diptych ivory sundial, dated 1553
Early flemish diptych ivory sundial, dated 1553
Early flemish diptych ivory sundial, dated 1553
Early flemish diptych ivory sundial, dated 1553
Early flemish diptych ivory sundial, dated 1553
Early flemish diptych ivory sundial, dated 1553
Early flemish diptych ivory sundial, dated 1553
Early flemish diptych ivory sundial, dated 1553
Early flemish diptych ivory sundial, dated 1553
Early flemish diptych ivory sundial, dated 1553
 
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