Brass folding square by Butterfield, Paris

Brass folding square by Butterfield, Paris

Stock Number: 350430 c

€ 590,-


11,5 cm



Country of manufacture


Categories: Scientific, Scales Weights & Measures


An early 18th century brass folding square by Butterfield, Paris.  Signed by Butterfield À Paris and engraved over one side with different scales entitled 4 Pouces De France / 5 Pouces Du Vin, hinged at centre with plumb-bob string hole and cut-away cavity  11.5cm folded. This one is shorter (11,5 cm) than the regular folding squares which are normaly 17 cm long.

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NL Van Leest Antiques

Van Leest Antiques

Van Leest Antiques, based in Utrecht in the Netherlands, specialises in antique scientific and medical instruments. Their collection covers mainly scientific and medical antique instruments: barometers, globes and planataria, nautical instruments, anatomical models, and pharmacy items. Toon Van Leest travels regularly in Europe and visits trade fairs, auctions, and antique dealers to collect stock and to find pieces to fulfil his clients' unusual requests.

As well as being an avid antique collector and dealer, Toon Van Leest is also a dentist. He believes that antiques are a stable investment, not reliant on trends or fashion, and have truly lasting value. Above all, he says, antiques are timeless and never lose their beauty.