London, South Kensington
17 May 2007
A fine George II silver Butterfield-type compass sundial,
J. Coggs Fecit; mid 18th Century
with three-scale concentric hour scale labelled Carlisle 8-12-4 Lat 55, London VIII-XII-IIII Lat 51 and 8-12-4 Lat 45, folding latitude arm with 38 - 57° scale and bird index pointer, and compass basin engraved with eight-point windrose, labelled for sixteen points of the compass and 25-0-25 scale and with blued-steel needle, the obverse with table of latitude for twenty cities, the compass basin's reverse engraved with a Viscount's coronet and cypher, engraved with stylised foliated decoration throughout, in fishskin-covered, plush-lined case
10cm. (3 7/8in.) long
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Included in the Exposition, and accompanying catalogue La Mesure du temps dans les collections Belges in 1984.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Specialist James Hyslop surveys some of the stunning natural marvels — from these gogottes to fossils and fool’s gold — offered in our Sculpted by Nature sale
The property developer describes his passion for stuffed animals, classical statuary and antique globes
Using responsibly sourced materials, 14 jewellery designers have produced gorgeous one-off pieces for an annual showcase supported by Christie’s
Why collectors are in thrall to the extraordinary craftsmanship behind the creation of the ultimate bag, an example of which is offered in London on 12 December