Brass and silver octagonal equatorial sundial made in France circa 1680

Brass and silver octagonal equatorial sundial made in France circa 1680



6.3 cm x 5.5 cm x 0.8 cm.



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Categories: Portable Sundials, Timekeeping


Brass and silver octagonal equatorial sundial. 

The base plate is entirely engraved with a stylized mavelot and acanthus leaves. 

This baseplate supports a mobile hour circle with its folding gnomon, a folding latitude arc, a small knob to support the hour circle in the closed position and a circular silver compass whose bottom is engraved with the 4 cardinal points in French with a division into 4 times 90°, a central rose topped by a needle, all covered with glass. 

The back is plain. 

Note: Very rare sundial model.

Dimensions: 6.3 cm x 5.5 cm x 0.8 cm.

France, circa 1680.

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Galerie Delalande Paris

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 and Scientific instruments, Tobacco and Opium objects, Curiosities and Great Canes.
We participate to international antique fairs (TEFAF Maastricht) and are unique partner of the French Maritime Museum.
Eric Delalande is also Administrator of the French Experts National Company (C.N.E.).
Please visit also our two websites, which are frequently updated: (French) and (English). ----------------------------

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 et Sciences, Objets du tabac et de l'Opium, Cannes de collection et Curiosités.
Nous participons à des salons d'envergure internationale (TEFAF Maastricht) et sommes partenaires exclusifs du Musée National de la Marine.
Eric Delalande est également Administrateur de la Compagnie Nationale des Experts (C.N.E.).
N'hésitez pas à visiter nos deux sites internet fréquemment mis à jour : (Français) and (Anglais).

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