This marine compass is offered in a hardwood box similar to mahogany
(size 11 x 11 x 8 cm / 4.3 x 4.3 x 3.1").
The box has got a glass lid, similar to the former chronometer boxes.
The edges are inlaid with brass.
The compass gimbals, i.e. the central piece seems to float in liquid but actually turns on a fine needle.
Diamter of compass: 6,8 cm (glass: 4,5 cm)
Although the piece was originally meant for decoration only it works impeccably.