Traveller’s sundial by T. Staight, London.
Traveller’s sundial, English, c.1840, signed “T. Staight, London.” 5,5 cm diameter turned ivory with a fine floating gnomon compass / sundial, glazed with a carved ivory surround. Condition is very fine but for a crack in the glass. The maker, Thomas Staight, gained his freedom in the fanmaker’s guild in 1828, and worked 1829-1860 specializing in barometers, thermometers, and ivory turnings.