A monolatitudinal silver Butterfield-dial with case.
Possibly English, Mid-XVIII
Dimension: 7,1cm x 6cm (2 ¾” x 2 ¼”), sterling silver, brass gnomon and compass bottom
Butterfield-type dial for the latitude of 50°.
Leather-covered case with blind tooling, orange chamois lined (hinge weak).
An attractive and quite unusual dial, in silver, all original.
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