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19c multimetal netsuke COMPASS & SUNDIAL

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19c multimetal netsuke COMPASS & SUNDIAL
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Very unusual 19th century multi-metal netsuke in a form of a locking box opening to reveal a portable sundial in one half and a compass in the other, both working. The compass has 12 sections around it, each section is inscribed with a name of a different zodiac animal. The body is bronze, the outside it is delicately chased with scrolling foliage on the front, with constellation points and stars and a swinging loop on the back for hanging. Inserts on the inside are made out of pewter, and needle section is covered with glass. Beautiful patina, perfectly working lock and hinges, very pleasant to the touch, in excellent condition. Diameter 1 5/16 inches.

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    19c multimetal netsuke COMPASS & SUNDIAL

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    Jun 29, 2022
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    Very unusual 19th century multi-metal netsuke in a form of a locking box opening to reveal a portable sundial in one half and a compass in the other, both working. The compass has 12 sections around it, each section is inscribed with a name of a different zodiac animal. The body is bronze, the outside it is delicately chased with scrolling foliage on the front, with constellation points and stars and a swinging loop on the back for hanging. Inserts on the inside are made out of pewter, and needle section is covered with glass. Beautiful patina, perfectly working lock and hinges, very pleasant to the touch, in excellent condition. Diameter 1 5/16 inches.

    Reserve: $500.00

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $15.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination. International shipping may be subject to VAT.
  • Combined shipping: Please ask about combined shipping for multiple lots before bidding.
  • Location: This item ships from Massachusetts

    Your purchase is protected:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic.

    In the rare event that the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. Buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
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