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1957

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2015

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Sundial Compass (China), possibly 18th century

This is a Sundial compass. It is dated possibly 18th century and we acquired it in 1957. Its medium is wood, brass, steel, glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

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Its dimensions are

2.1 x 7.6 x 6.5 cm (13/16 x 3 x 2 9/16 in. )

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Sundial Compass (China), possibly 18th century; wood, brass, steel, glass; 2.1 x 7.6 x 6.5 cm (13/16 x 3 x 2 9/16 in. ); 1957-165-12

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