A brass ‘butterfield’ sundial
A brass Butterfield sudial. This time measuring piece has a folding, in height adjustable, gnomon in the form of a bird, and a flattened cylindrical inset needle compass. The face with various inscriptions, include concentric clock with roman numerals, ornamental motifs, and the most beautifull signature of ‘butterfield A paris’.
The compass base is marked ‘premier cadran’ (first dial) and carries a table of latitudes for european cities and towns, continuing on the rest of the dial-plate back. Dimensions 6.5 x 6 x 1cm.