Large horizontal sundial in brass signed Nicolas Bion in Paris datable circa 1720

Large horizontal sundial in brass signed Nicolas Bion in Paris datable circa 1720

3 500 euros


16,7 cm x 16,7 cm



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Category: Timekeeping


Large square-shaped brass horizontal sundial with four graduated 4/12/18 hour scales in Roman and Arabic numbers for the latitudes of 40, 45, 50 and 55 degrees.

In the center the signature “N. BION A PARIS“.

Topped with an adjustable bird gnomon from 40 to 60 degrees latitude. Featuring a circular compass with a silver background engraved with the four cardinal points N / S / E / W and a magnetic declination line with fleur de Lys.

The back is unengraved, the spring is “chantourné”.

Two turned brass feet forming a support with the compass.

Dimensions: 16.7 cm x 16.7 cm. Height with the gnomon of 9.8 cm.

Datable around 1720.

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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: (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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