Very finest  engravings of 18th century french silver sundial, by “Butterfield Paris”.

Very finest engravings of 18th century french silver sundial, by “Butterfield Paris”.

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Very finest engravings of 18th century french silver sundial,
(one of the best I seen) with finest engraving signature by “Butterfield Paris”.

Country of manufacture

France

Category: Portable Sundials

Description

Very finest  engravings of 18th century french silver sundial,
(one of the best I seen)

with finest engraving signature by “Butterfield Paris”.

This type of portable sundials type called “Butterfield type” were very popular among the 17th and the 18th century. Many famous makers have produced this kind of dials.
From Butterfield, from which it takes the name, to Sevin, Chapotot, LeFevre, Bion, Delure, Le Maire, and many other makers of that time,  has copied this sundial type.
In very good overall conditions with  very finest engravings and signature, the compass  came without case.
Medium large size: 78×66 mm 
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Eppursimuove

Eppursimuove is located in the northwest of Italy. I deal with antique scientific instruments and their history. This passion has turned into a profession that leads me every day in search of ancient instruments that helped us to observe, measure, explore and know the sky and the earth. They still amaze and make us wonder, as they did for their original makers and users. For this reason they must be preserved and collected. Please feel free contact me if you need more information on listed items. Thanks.