Octagonal silver sundial in case

Made:
1701-1750 in Paris
maker:
Baradelle family

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Octagonal Louis XVI silver sundial and compass, 2¾-inches in original fish-skin case, by Baradelle, Paris, France, 1701-1750. For use in range of latitudes 40-60 (see note).

Details

Category:
Time Measurement
Object Number:
1938-107
Materials:
felt, fishskin, glass, silver (metal) and steel (metal)
Measurements:
overall (as displayed): 32 mm x 48 mm x 85 mm,
type:
horizontal sundial
credit:
Sotheby's