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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

LOT 24

BUTTERFIELD BUTTERFIELD-TYPE PORTABLE HORIZONTAL SUNDIAL; SILVER

Silver, octogonal-shaped, small Butterfield-type portable horizontal sundial, with compass. The plate engraved in taille-douce with four hour-scales for the latitudes of 43o., 46o., 49o. and 52o.; spring-loaded folding gnomon with bird-shaped index, latitude scale from 40o. to 60o.; small central engraved rosette with around the manufacturer's signature. The reverse engraved in taille-douce with the names of 20 European cities with their latitudes; the back-plate of the compass, so called "Cadran Premier", with 6 others cities also with their latitudes.

Brand Michael Butterfield

Year circa 1700-1720

Material silver

Dimensions 53 x 45 mm.

Accessories original fitted box

HKD 6,000 - 9,000

CHF 800 - 1,200 / USD 800 - 1,200

Sold: HKD 12,500


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3

Good