1970

Gold and ivory pocket sundial featured in the December, 1977, issue of National Geographic magazine.

Currency:USD Category:Artifacts / Shipwreck Artifacts Start Price:1,000.00 USD Estimated At:1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD
Gold and ivory pocket sundial featured in the December, 1977, issue of National Geographic magazine.
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This item SOLD at 2011 Apr 28 @ 18:42UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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Gold and ivory pocket sundial featured in the December, 1977, issue of National Geographic magazine. 10.3 grams; 2" x 1-1/4". Intriguing piece consisting of a gold medallion mounted on the center of an engraved rectangular section of dark red ivory, with one corner broken and glued and the whole piece somehow coated, imparting dark stains on the gold (clearly done after the National Geographic article, as the picture there shows clean gold and no repair), with small knob and tiny hole in corner for carrying on a thread, a small but significant object with important pedigree. With Bob "Frogfoot" Weller photo-certificate (hand signed), plus a CD and color photocopy of the National Geographic magazine in which it was featured. From: HMS Winchester, sunk in 1695 in the Florida Keys