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Portable nocturnal and sundial. Ivory tablet dial; rectangular lifting top; engraved in black and red; compass in interior; gilt nocturnal dial on top. Inscription. Made of ivory, brass, glass; also enamel cloisonne metal.
Diameter: 3.87 inches
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The Ilbert Collection of clocks, prints and other related material was destined to be sold at Christie's auction house on 6th-7th November 1958. As a result of the generous donation of funds by Gilbert Edgar CBE the sale was cancelled and the material purchased privately from the beneficiaries of the Ilbert Estate.
Ilbert's watches were then acquired with further funds from Gilbert Edgar CBE, public donations and government funds. These were then registered in the series 1958,1201.
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 1958,1006.2463
Miscellaneous number: c127