Searching for Pocket Sundials

Catalogue no: 1243
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Henry Russell Wray
Total pages: 6 Illustrations: 7 Language(s): English Publication date: Oct., 1922
Editor: C. Reginald Grundy Publisher: The Connoisseur
Dimensions: 280mm x 220mm Condition: Good
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Pages from "The Small Collector" section of the magazine. A slightly whimsical article covering the process and progress by which the author became a collector of portable dials. Photographs of 11 examples as follows: 1. Brass Dial by Le Febvre, Paris 2. Silver oval dial by Chapotot 3. Silver octagonal dial by Butterfield, Paris 4. Brass dial by Butterfield 5. Brass dial by Cadot, Paris (1739) 6. Pocket sundial (wood?), paper lined with thread gnomon 7. Pocket sundial in bone (ivory), by Hand Troschel 8. Pocket sundial in bone (ivory) and metal with moon phase and perpetual calendar 9. Silver pocket ring dial 10. Brass nocturnal 11. Bone (ivory) globe dial with lunar calendar, by C.H., 1677 Also included are 2 adverts with horological interest as follows: 1. J.W.Needham, St. Ann's Galleries, Manchester. Rare antique mahogany grandmother clock, brass dial with alarm. 4ft. 6in. High 2. Gill & Reigate Ltd., Oxford St. and Soho Square, London. Unique 18th century oak bureau cabinet with an original "Grandmother" clock in upper part. NB. Both adverts have been marked wit an X by Ilbert, no doubt indicating his opinion as to their authenticity.
Room location: Library Extension Cabinet: F Shelf: 4
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