Sundial Travel, signed Butterfield in Paris, with its original case

Frédéric Coridon


SUN DIAL for TRAVEL, with its original box
Butterfield in Paris
France, 18th century
Brass and glass
H: 1; L .: 6.2; Long. : 7.4 cm

Octagonal pocket sundial, in brass engraved with four time scales in Roman and Arabic numerals and the names of seventeen French and European cities accompanied by their latitude. The mainplate has a compass engraved with a fleur-de-lis on the North and a folding gnomon engraved with diamond patterns, accompanied by an avian figure cut out on both sides.
Signed "Buterfield in Paris".

Original case in shagreen shape.

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Condition Very good state

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