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Brass Butterfield-Pattern Sundial by Nicolas Bion

Auction:
2170
Lot:
184
Sold for:
$1,058$900

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Auction:
Sale #2170 - 2170
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
May 03, 2003 10:00AM

Description:

Brass Butterfield-Pattern Sundial by Nicolas Bion, Paris, circa 1700, the octagonal plate signed N. Bion A Paris, with four hour scales, folding bird gnomon and inset compass, the underside with gazetteer of various European cities and their latitudes, lg. 3 in., in shaped leather-covered case with Swedish description label in lid, (case warped).
Estimate $700-900

Keywords

Nicolas Bion, Paris, Clocks, Gnomon, Qibla compass, Sundials, Time, Timekeeping