Hans TUCHER in NUREMBERG, 16th-17th diptych... - Lot 161 - Goxe - Belaisch - Hôtel des ventes d'Enghien

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Hans TUCHER in NUREMBERG, 16th-17th diptych... - Lot 161 - Goxe - Belaisch - Hôtel des ventes d'Enghien
Hans TUCHER in NUREMBERG, 16th-17th diptych sundial in engraved ivory with red and black highlights, ebony fillet and brass elements, fitted with a fil-axe. Outer sides engraved with compasses, topped by the German inscriptions MEER CAMPAST UND WEG WEISER on one side, pierced by a cover allowing the compass to be seen, and NACHT UND TAG CAMPAST on the other. The inside of the lid features German-language operating instructions. Horizontal dial base, the compass with concentric circles marked with the four cardinal points and four windblower heads. Signed HANS TVCHER with crowned snake mark and date 1586. Southern Germany, Nuremberg, Hans II Tucher (active 1557-1615), late 16th century, 1586 Height: 6.5 cm - Width: 5 cm - Depth: 1.5 cm (cracks and minor wear to polychromy, some missing parts) Two diptych dials signed by Hans Tucher and dated respectively 1588 and 1589 are in the History of Science Museum, Oxford (inv.70279 and 34345). His mark from 1560 to 1614 is that of a snake with a crowned head. Book consulted: Cat. Expo. D. et E. Delalande, Sundials / Cadrans solaires, Paris, December 17, 2013-January 19, 2014, p. 428. Wooden sundial with printed paper. Expert : Mme Laurence FLIGNY, 01.45.48.53.65.
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