Silver horizontal sundial signed Chapotot à Paris made between 1681 and 1684

Silver horizontal sundial signed Chapotot à Paris made between 1681 and 1684



length of 6,2 cm x width of 5,4 cm.




Chapotot à Paris

Country of manufacture


Categories: Timekeeping, Portable Sundials


Butterfield silver horizontal sundial.

The top of the upper plate is engraved with three-hour scales 4-12-8 (two in Arabic numerals and one in Roman numerals) for latitudes of 40/45/50 degrees. The centre is decorated with foliate scrolls and signed “CHAPOTOT A PARIS“. Folding bird pin gnomon decorated with foliage scrolls, one side of which bears an engraved scale of latitudes from 40 to 60 degrees. At the bottom is a compass with cardinal points engraved on the bottom and a blued steel needle with brass pivot. All covered with glass.

The bottom of the plate is engraved with a list of 20 cities with their latitude. The bottom of the compass and the gnomon spring are engraved with acanthus leaves. Small silver baluster base.

Hallmark (fleur-de-lys) for Paris 1681/1684.

Dimensions (dial): length of 6,2 cm x width of 5,4 cm.

Paris between 1681 and 1684.

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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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