Chinese Compass

A Chinese magnetic compass in cylindrical wooden box with lid. The lid is marked with three characters.  The needle with pivot is placed in the white painted well and surmounted by a printed dial marked with 24 Chinese characters. Along the concentric circles the characters are from the ten Heavenly Stems, the twelve Eartly Branches and the 8 Tigrams, which are used by the ancient Chinese to measure time, date and direction.

Diameter: 10 cm, height: 5,5 cm.

China, ca 1920.

In good condition.

€ 175,-