Pierre de Fobis (ca. 1507-ca. 1580) Clockwork armillary sphere, Lyons, 1540-1550Paris, Collection Kugel This is one of the most important astronomical clocks of the entire Renaissance. The sphere's countless functions (measuring time, illustrating planetary motion and so on) are driven by an extraordinarily complex mechanism. The engravings on the sphere are also of extremely fine quality.
Chalice Dial Dated 1554; Aldersbach Gilt brass; 105 mm in diameter This unusual altitude dial in the form of a chalice, with an hour scale and a solar altitude scale inscribed on the inner surface, could be used for telling the time during the day. The chalice is rotated until the shadow of the pin gnomon projecting inwards lies in the correct month which can be identified by the zodiacal sign. The shadow of the tip of the gnomon then indicates true solar time in equal hours.
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Charles-François Delamarche (attr.) (1740-1817) Tellurium, ca. 1800 Florence, Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, inv. CSBASF04 This device shows the Earth's movement around the Sun and the Moon's movement around the Earth, albeit in a simplified form and not to scale.
Horloge solaire équatoriale
French Empire clcok with orrery and music box-I want this so complex and awesome!!!
Coupe couverte à entremets et sa doublure en vermeil par Martin-Guillaume Biennais, Paris 1809-1819 du service Borghèse - Sotheby's