Chalice Scaphe Dial by Markus Purmann

Engraved chalice, finely engraved with strapwork scrolls, fruit and flowers.

Details

Medium:
Gilt brass
Dimensions:
14 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,350 ( Total: £1,350)
Acquired in:
1961
Vendor:
Sotheby's

One of three bosses on the foot hinges opens to reveal a compass with 2 sets of hour lines; one for Italian hours is inscribed 'Horaium sine aqua', the other is inscribed 'Horarium ex perspectiva radioium refractorum aquae'. Opposite the hour lines is a vertical scale used to determine the sun's altitude.

Provenance

Rosenheim; Sir John Findlay.

Venue details

Museum of the History of Science Broad Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 3AZ 01865 277280 www.mhs.ox.ac.uk

Entry details

Free to all
Offers with National Art Pass

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