A FINE SOLID SILVER MICHAEL BUTTERFIELD SUNDIAL & COMPASS Circa 1690 (FRANCE). THIS EXAMPLE IS IN EXCELLENT ORIGINAL CONDITION AND HAS CLEARLY NOT BEEN OVER CLEANED! I HAVE DECIDED NOT TO POLISH THIS INSTRUMENT AND WILL LEAVE THAT TO THE NEW OWNER IF THEY WISH.
COMPASS IN FULLY WORKING ORDER STILL FINDING NORTH AFTER 300+ YEARS! THE FOLDING BIRD GNOMON IS IN PERFECT CONDITION AND HAS CLEARLY NOT BEEN ERECTED FOR SOME TIME , THE SILVER BEING CLEAN WHERE IT LIES FLAT TO THE DIAL. ONE TINY FLEABITE CHIP TO THE GLASS DIAL WHICH DOES NOT DETRACT. THE REVERSE IS IN EXCLLLENT ORDER AS PICTURED.65MM X 57MM X 12MM. The item "RARE SOLID SILVER MICHAEL BUTTERIFELD SUNDIAL & COMPASS c. 1690" is in sale since Wednesday, September 26, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Science/Medicine\Scientific Instruments". The seller is "trelawneysantiques2012" and is located in sompting, West Sussex. This item can be shipped worldwide.