A large silver Butterfield-dial by Gilbert, Paris.
Dimension: 8,2cm x 6,9cm (3 ¼ x 2 ¾”), sterling silver
Large Butterfield-type dial for the latitude of 49° (Paris) and 50°
On the back, a list of 20 different localities, mostly in France but also Costantinople, Venise and Hamburg, Wien and Madrid.
An attractive dial, in silver, all original.
Gilbert is a scarcely known instrument maker; Marcelin (ad vocem) list only a dial by him (Christie)
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