Unusual size of a brass Butterfield sundial

Unusual size of a brass Butterfield sundial

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Circa

1680

Country of manufacture

France

Category: Portable Sundials

Description

Unusual size of a Butterfield sundial in engraved brass for the latitude of Paris (48°52).

It is equipped with three screws for the horizontality with a hinged perpendicule and is graduated in roman figures IV – XII- VIII with wide marks corresponding to 5 minutes each. Inside the compass, has been placed a marker to take into consideration a modification of the original declination.

Dimensions: 9,6 cm high – 17,3 cm x 16,1 cm.

Paris c. 1680.

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FR Galerie Delalande Paris

Delalande Antiques:

After 37 years in Le Louvre des Antiquaires, the Delalande gallery moved early June 2015 to 35 rue de Lille, 75007 Paris, on the other side of the Seine River in the well known antic shops area "le Carré Rive Gauche".
Our main specialties are, since 1976, Marine & Scientific instruments, Tobacco and Opium objects, Curiosities and Great Canes.
We participate to international antique fairs and are unique partner of the French Maritime Museum.
Eric Delalande is also General Secretary of the French Experts National Company (C.N.E.).
Please visit also our two websites, which are frequently updated: www.antiquites-delalande.fr (French) and www.delalande-antiques.com (English)
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La Galerie Delalande s'est installée en juin 2015 au 35 rue de Lille (75007 Paris), au coeur de la capitale dans le "Carré Rive Gauche", après 37 années de présence au Louvre des Antiquaires.
Nous nous sommes orientés, depuis 1976, vers plusieurs spécialités : Marine & Sciences, Objets du tabac et de l'opium, Cannes de collection et Curiosités.
Nous participons à des salons d'envergure internationale et sommes partenaires exclusifs du Musée National de la Marine.
Eric Delalande est également Secrétaire Général de la Compagnie Nationale des Experts (C.N.E.).
N'hésitez pas à visiter nos deux sites internet fréquemment mis à jour : www.antiquites-delalande.fr (Français) and www.delalande-antiques.com (Anglais).

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