Exceptional set of four brass instruments signed Chevalier Londini made in London around 1680 / 90

Exceptional set of four brass instruments signed Chevalier Londini made in London around 1680 / 90





Chevalier Londini

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Scientific, Drawing Instruments


These instruments are engraved with several scales and have inscriptions in French and Latin.

They are as follows:

A sector dated 1689 in the size of one foot or 12 inches (open). It has numerous French named scales and a beautiful rosette on the hinge. 171 x 31 x 3,5 mm – 149,7 g

A scale ruler engraved on both sides with a very nice half-rosette at one end.172 x 37 x 1,7 mm – 93,9 g

A parallel ruler with cut-out ends. 165 x 29 x 6,1 mm – 110,4 g

– A small right-angled square with a curved edge. This very unusually shaped square is engraved with Latin inscriptions with a grip button. 91,5 x 58 x 11 mm – 33,7 g

Instruments signed “Chevalier Londini” are extremely rare. To our knowledge, only one other instrument signed by this maker is known: a sundial, circa 1700 (see references). To date, nothing is known of this maker and no other instruments are listed in public collections.

Full documentation and lots of high resolution photos on request.

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FR 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: www.antiquites-delalande.fr (French) and www.delalande-antiques.com (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 : www.antiquites-delalande.fr (Français) and www.delalande-antiques.com (Anglais).

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