Wood, Iron, Glass
67 mm (Width) x 18 mm (Depth); 145 mm (Length)
Place of origin
ChinaOrder this image
Snowshill Manor and Garden, Gloucestershire (Accredited Museum)
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Chinese wooden sundial with compass. Sundial part hinges up, with metal support behind. Gnomen is a needle which pivots up. In non-hinged part, a compass with wire needle. Both surrounded with a random pattern and some Chinese characters. Characters also on the underside. In notebook no.6, page 19 (1340945.6) Charles Wade refers to: 'The Blue Room 75. Chinese Pocket Sundial of wood.' Includes sketch.
CPW item 75 Given to the National Trust with Snowshill Manor in 1951 by Charles Paget Wade.
Wade, 1946: Charles Paget Wade, Contents of Snowshill Manor. Volume 6 The Blue Room, 1946, Page 19