23 April 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 4,000
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500
A gilt-brass French inclining dial
by Chapotot, 17th century
the inclining hour plate numbered IIII-XII-VII, subdivision to quarter-hours, signed CHAPOTOT A PARIS with foliage decoration, shaped gnomon folding flat with floral motif, latitude arc for 0°-60° numbered by 10° subdivided to 5° and 1°, table of latitudes for 18 French cities, finely engraved eight-point compass rose with fleur-de-lys, degree scale divided 0°-90° four times, subdivided to 2°, numbered by 10°, the reverse with table of latitudes for 18 European cities, floral motif engraved to reverse of compass
2¾in. (7cm.) long
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