Lot 4230. Sundial: very rare, Museum-like Equatorial sundial Butterfield dial, Macquart, Paris, around 1730, with original case

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Auction date:05.05.2018   18:30 UTC +02:00
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Lot 4230Sundial: very rare, Museum-like Equatorial sundial Butterfield dial, Macquart, Paris, around 1730, with original case
Approx. 58 × 50mm, silver, typical 8-sided shape, hand-engraved base plate, signed, folding adjustable shade in a triangle hinge, a typical bird index for the adjustment from the 40.-55. Latitude, compass, reverse with Latitudes of various European cities, very nice condition, fully functional, signed by Macquart, Paris, listed watchmaker of 1726-1742. Very rarely, these watches are still in this condition with original box, and have achieved in this conservation of prizes over€ 5,000. The Butterfield dial is a type of semi-universal horizontal dial, for the first time in the second half of the 17th century. Century was made. It owes its name to the British instrument maker, Michael Butterfield, who lived in Paris and worked. Michael Butterfield (*1635; †28. In may 1724, Paris) was a Paris-active English manufacturer of scientific instruments. Since about 1663 in Paris, he ran a workshop for precision instruments, under the name of Aux Armes d'angleterre. The workshop was initially located in the district of the Faubourg Saint-Germain, in the rue Neuve-des-Fossés (1678), on the Quai de l'horloge (1691). Butterfield built, among other things, surveying instruments, but was mainly due to its portable Horizontal sundials with a compass and an octagonal dial is known.

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