London, South Kensington
23 April 2008
A finely-engraved French silver butterfield dial
by Michael Butterfield (1635-1724), late 17th century/early 18th century
four hour scales 52 degrez 4-12-8, 48 deg 51 mi IIII-XII-VIII, 46 de 4-12-8, 43 de IIII-XII-VIII, signed Butterfield AParis, foliage motif, a finely engraved bird-pointer folding gnomon graduated 40-60, the compass later[?], latitude table for 22 cities, the base of the compass holder engraved, replacement screw to decorated brace, in an octagonal black leather case with red-felt lining.
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