- Museum number
Horizontal dial, adjustable over range 40-60 degrees and hour-scales for latitudes 40, 45 and 49 degrees; brass; octagonal; Butterfield type dial with gnomon in bird form; compass well engraved for declination N20W; base inscribed with list of twenty-two European towns and their latitudes; original thin leather covered brass case, decorated with pin-work.
- Production date
Length: 67 millimetres
Width: 52 millimetres
- Not on display
Latest: 3 (Oct 2016)
1 (Apr 1999)
5 (Oct 1995) verdigris on inside and outside of case. Crystalline deposit on reverse of compass well. Verdigris on reverse of dial (near Paris 49).
- 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.NL1Ilbert'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.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: CAI.2424 (Ilbert Collection)
Previous owner/ex-collection number: P349 (Ilbert Ledger)