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#1420 Antique ivory Nurnberg diptych sundial by Hans Troschel, 1617
SOLD Antique ivory Nurnberg diptych sundial by Hans Troschel, dated twice 1617

Hans Troschel the elder, born 1549 (worked from 1578-1612) used the trush on a twig as makers mark (2 versions are known), his son, Hans Troschel the younger worked from 1616-1631 had a six-pointed star as master mark. Hans Troschel the younger also used the master mark of his father.
The sundial has 2 trush on a twig master marks on side 2B. The diptych dial is dated twice 1617. 1st: The gilded lunar volvelle on side 1B has the text: & HORA NOCTIS 1617, and on side 1A: HORA PLANETARIA 1617.
Other text find on side 1A: HORAE ORTIS & OCCASVS (hours starting at & hours settings), MONSTRO FERRO PROPINQVV HORAS NON IVSTE (I do not show the right hour nearby iron), SVA QVENQE ALIT ARS.
Text on side 1B: SIMPLIC EST SIGIL:VERITAS, CHARVM EST QVOD RARVM EST
Text on side 2A: TEMPORE OMNIA MVTANTVR, SAPIENS IN SE OMNEM, HABET SVBSTANTIAM
text on side 2B: CIVITAT & OPPIDA INSIGNIORA (remarkable cities and regions), LABORE OMNIA FLORENT (Everything prospers through effort).
Cities on side 2B:
31 - HIEROSOLYM - Jerusalem, 65 - ISLANDIA - IJsland, 37 - EPHESVS - ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia, 42 - ROMA ITALI - Rome, 47 - ORLIENS - Orléans, 49 - NORIBERGA - Nürnberg, 51 - ISLEBIA - Eisleben, 42 - MARSILIA - Marseille, 45 - VENETIA - Venetie, 37 - SICILIA - Sicily, 39 - TOLETVM - Toledo, 48 - RATISBONA - Regensburg, 51 - OXONIVM - Oxford, 53 - STETINVM - Stettin (polen), 11 - CALECVTVM, 57 - HYEERNIA, 51 - ERPHORDIA - Erfurt, 39 - LISIBONA - Lisabon, 40 - NEAPOLOS - Napels, 52 - OSNABVRGVM - Osnabruck, 43 - RAVENNA - Ravenna (noord Italië), 46 - NIPONS, 50 - PRAGA - Praag, 52 - EMBECKA, 35 - RHODVS - Rhodos, 37 - GRANATA - Granada, 31 - ALEXANDRI - Alexandria, 35 - FAMAGVSTA - Famagusta (Cyprus)

Dimensions: 63 x 90 x 18 mm

Zinner und Doppelmayr: Troschel sundials are unsurpassed.
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Antique ivory Nurnberg diptych sundial by Hans Troschel, 1617
Antique ivory Nurnberg diptych sundial by Hans Troschel, 1617
Antique ivory Nurnberg diptych sundial by Hans Troschel, 1617
Antique ivory Nurnberg diptych sundial by Hans Troschel, 1617
Antique ivory Nurnberg diptych sundial by Hans Troschel, 1617
Antique ivory Nurnberg diptych sundial by Hans Troschel, 1617
Antique ivory Nurnberg diptych sundial by Hans Troschel, 1617
Antique ivory Nurnberg diptych sundial by Hans Troschel, 1617
Antique ivory Nurnberg diptych sundial by Hans Troschel, 1617
Antique ivory Nurnberg diptych sundial by Hans Troschel, 1617
   
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