• Centuries of Style: Silver, Eu auction at Christies

    Sale 7800

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    17 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 106

    A FRENCH SILVER SUNDIAL-COMPASS

    BY MICHAEL BUTTERFIELD, PARIS, 1681-1684

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    A FRENCH SILVER SUNDIAL-COMPASS
    BY MICHAEL BUTTERFIELD, PARIS, 1681-1684
    Elongated octagonal, engraved with four hour scales for latitudes 52, 49, 46 and 43, with a folding bird gnomon engraved for latitudes 40-60, engraved underneath with tables of latitudes for 32 cities, signed 'Butterfield A Paris', the base struck with the décharge of Paul Brion du Saussoy II
    3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) wide


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