- Museum number
Nocturnal; boxwood; shaped, pierced and stamped handle; partly cracked; for use with either Great or Little Bear constellation.
- Production date
Diameter: 107 millimetres
Length: 203 millimetres (with handle)
- Not on display
Latest: 3 (Nov 2016)
3 (Dec 1995) Dial broken.
- 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.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: CAI.2436 (Ilbert Collection)
Previous owner/ex-collection number: Q318 (Ilbert Ledger)