Oval silver sundial signed CHAPOTOT A PARIS dated circa 1690.

Oval silver sundial signed CHAPOTOT A PARIS dated circa 1690.



6.1 cm x 5.2 cm





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Categories: Portable Sundials, Timekeeping


Oval silver sundial signed CHAPOTOT A PARIS dated circa 1690.

The upper face has three hour scales graduated from 4 to 8 and from 5 to 7, one in Roman numerals and two in Arabic numerals.

In the centre is a small foliate decoration with the signature “CHAPOTOT A PARIS” above. Mobile bird gnomon with foliate decoration, one side graduated for latitudes from 40 to 60 degrees.

On the lower part a compass marked with the four cardinal points with magnetic declination at about 10° West. Blued steel needle with brass pivot, topped with a glass.

The back engraved with a list of twenty cities and their latitude, the gnomon spring decorated with acanthus leaves and the underside of the compass with a rosace of spiral acanthus leaves. Two hallmarks: small fleur-de-lys (c.1690) and ciborium (test 1705).

Dial size: 6.1 cm x 5.2 cm

Original black chagrin case, green velvet interior.

Paris circa 1690.

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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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