Geomancer's compass (Ch.luopan), China, 19th century. The text on the back of the compass reads: ‘Made by Fang Xiushui of Xiu yi in Xin’an’ (Xin’an xiu yi fang xiushui zao 新安休邑方秀水造). Xiu yi (Xiu County) in Xin’an (Huizhou Prefecture in Anhui Province) was a centre for compass manufacturing.
Compass for fortune telling. Fung shui.