Location:Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania,
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Item:153491907457Here we have a brass French hexagon compass sundial, early 18th century, the horizontal plate engraved with hour scales, the recessed compass with lock, the folding gnomon with a bird support, the reverse engraved with latitudes of continental European cities, 7.3 cm (2 1/2" x 2 3/4") long, being a Butterfield type sundial in outstanding condition, and comes with the red velvet lined case, with closure brass hooks and brass hinge as see in the photos.The continental European cities engraved on the reverse are:Paris 49Cueluse 45Grenoble 45Rome 49Quebec 47Brest 48Warsauie 52Ramboury 54Kiell 54Lyon 46The bird gnomon is engraved:4.0 5.0 6.0The hours are engraved I to XII to VIII Provenance: Invaluable Feb 2007 The photos are those of the actual sundial you are buying. Please mouse over photos to view a high resolution images. This antique vintage French sundial would make a wonderful addition to that antique scientific instrument collection when placed in a prominent position to the envy of all who observe.Please look at the photos as what you see is what you are buying. Please note that the photos form a part of the condition description.Terms: Please email the seller for purchase arrangements, shipping details, questions, more photos, etc.We ship internationally.Insurance required for international purchases. International buyers should appreciate that the Customs Dept. of the buyer's country may impose duties and/or taxes on the purchased item when it enters the buyer's country, which expenses are not part of the purchase price and remain the responsibility of the purchaser.Returns : Returns are accepted ONLY if the item was not the item described and or pictured.International Buyers - Please Note : * Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. * Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying. * These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up - do not confuse them for additional shipping charges.We believe the genealogy is Paris France and is early 1800s.Reference: Gloria Clifton, Dictionary of Scientific Instrument Makers.Maker:France, Original/Reproduction:Original
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Antique French Brass Cased Pocket Sundial, circa 18th Century