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A FINE FRENCH CARVED COCONUT POWDER FLASK

A FINE FRENCH CARVED COCONUT POWDER FLASK late 18th century Early 19th century Finely carved in relief over its entire surface, decorated with detailed scenes of horse and lord, a castle and flowers 5in (12cm) Read More...

Antique Ornate Opiate Syringe Set

A rare antique opiate syringe set dressed in an ornately decorated nickel-plated floral case. This particular syringe is of French origin. The size of this case allowed for easy transport while on the go, and could easily be carried in a coat pocket or small bag. This set is complete with three needles and two medication vials, which would have carried an analgesic solution prepared for hypodermic or venous injection. The glass vial is equipped with a removable stopper Read More...

A UNIVERSAL EQUINOCTIAL DIAL by BUTTERFIELD + CASE

A UNIVERSAL EQUINOCTIAL DIAL by BUTTERFIELD + CASE, c. 1700.   Octagonal brass plate with a list of 28 localities with latitudes.   Signature: “Butterfield a Paris” on the arc of degree   Dimension: 7,2 x 6,6 cm; case 8,4 x 7,5cm   Age: c. 1700   Very good condition, needle still magnetized (mirror cracked).   A very rare sundial model signed by Butterfield himself, in original brown leather case, green silk lined.   Michel Butterfield (1674-1722) was a well-reputed Englishman who came to France under the reign of King Louis XIV as Read More...

water turbine / tourniquet hydraulic

The water turbine ( tourniquet hydraulic) is connecting a revolving, vertical cylinder and 2 side tubes, each with a jet hole in the side walls. When this glass cylinder is filled with water, the water escapes through the jet holes and the reaction force rotates the structure. Not signed.  Read More...

Large Horizontal Brass Sundial Butterfield-Type GARY A PARIS Circa 1750

Large Horizontal Brass Sundial Butterfield-Type GARY A PARIS Circa 1750. Butterfield-type horizontal brass 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 43/46/49/52 degrees. In the center a decoration of foliage scrolls with the signature “GARY A 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 Read More...

Fine ca. 1700 artillery calipers signed Butterfield

Rare and fine brass artillery calipers by Butterfield dating to circa 1700. Signed “Butterfield AParis” in floral script and engraved ‘Calibres des pieces’ and ‘Diametre et Poids des boulets’ on one face and ‘lignes” and “Pouces de Roy’ on the other side. A numerical scale of artillery diameters is engraved on one leg with corresponding notches inside the leg for the pointer. Features flower engraved compass joints and steel tips to the calipers and to the pointer. A rare Read More...

Microscope a Niche Charles Chevalier C.1840

Rare microscope A Niche by Charles Chevalier Ingenieur Opticien Palais Royal A Paris Read More...

Amputation and trepanning set By Charriere C 1800

Interesting amputation and trepanning set by Charriere a Paris C.1800. Relativly complete, just missing two scissors and little instruments.     Read More...

French pocket botanical microscope, ca. 1840

The mahogany case is fitted for the parts, and the lid slides into the case. Into a boss in the center of the lid screws the pillar, a brass rod with a boss for the stage, controlled by a knurled knob for fine focusing on top of the pillar. Two simple lenses are present, as well as a substage mirror and other accessories. See photos for more details. Read More...

Phrenology: An Early 19th-Century Dr. Gall’s Pressed Burl Wood Snuff Box

A fine pressed burr ( aka: burl) wood Dr. Gall’s snuff box with the interior lined in shell. French in origin and first quarter of the 19th-century in date. The lid titled “Cranologie Du Docteur Gall”, showing three different views of the skull with each area numbered in acordance with with Gall’s phrenological theory.The base provides a key to the 27 faculties on  the front and is titled : “System Des Organes Cerebreaux Du Dr. Gall. Condtion: crisp, with Read More...

French Gregorien Telescope 18Th Century. C.1740

Elegant French Gregorian Telescope 18Th Century Read More...

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

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 Read More...