Silver horizontal sundial signed Butterfield In Paris datable between 1681 and 1684

Silver horizontal sundial signed Butterfield In Paris datable between 1681 and 1684

2950 euros


length of 5.2 cm x width of 4.6 cm


1681 / 1684


Butterfield à Paris

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Categories: Portable Sundials, Timekeeping


Butterfield type silver horizontal sundial.

The top of the upper plate is engraved with four 4-12-8 hour scales (two in Arabic numerals and two in Roman numerals) for the latitudes of 37/43/48/51 degrees. In the center a decoration of foliage scrolls with the signature “Butterfield in Paris”.
Folding gnomon with a bird decorated with foliage scrolls, one side of which bears an engraved latitude scale from 40 to 60 degrees. In the lower part there is a compass whose bottom is engraved with the cardinal points with a fleur-de-lis surmounted by a blued steel needle with a brass pivot. All covered with a glass.

The bottom of the plate is engraved with a list of 20 cities with their latitude. The bottom of the compass and the spring of the gnomon are decorated with foliage scrolls and pine cones (rare). Small silver baluster foot.

Case in black shagreen, green velvet inside

Dimensions (dial): length of 5.2 cm x width of 4.6 cm. Weight: 33.8 g.

​​​​​​​Hallmark Paris 1681/84 (little fleur-de-lys).

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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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