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Antique Chavallier Sundial, ca.1750 + Case


Offered for sale is an antique French Sundial, by CHEVALLIER of Paris France, believed to be circa 1750. The maker, V. J. L. Chevallier (Vincent Jacques Louis Chevallier). The instrument is signed: V. J. L. Chevallier, Opticien to King XIV of France, Palace Du Pont Neuf. 15 Paris

This French brass pocket universal equinoctial sundial has the recessed silvered center with central rosetta and radial lines engraved with French annotations for the four cardinal points and sixteen subdivisions within the raised outer ring divided by degrees, beneath a glazed panel within octagonal surround signed L.Ing'r Chevallier OPTICIEN, Place du Pont Neuf 15 Paris flanked by list of latitudes for Londres, Paris, Alger, Constantinople, Berlin, and Lima, the hinged open hour circle pivoting against a curved latitude scale and engraved III-XII-VIII, with quarter-hour divisions and with pivoted needle gnomen between,8.5cm (3 1/4") wide.

Provenance:Sotheby's Auction, Oct.1992

Lit: Early Scientific Instruments by R. H. Nuttall, PhD, Pub: Charles Frank Limited,Glasgow; Encyclopedia of Antique Scientific Instruments by John Fitz Maurice Mills, Aurum Press, 1983

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This product would make a wonderful addition to any scientific instrument or sundial collection when displayed in a prominent place, being a grand collectible item that would adorn any serious collector's prized scientific instrument and sundial accumulations, while showing a discriminating dedication for fine sundials and other scientific instrument items as well as a devotion to acquiring fine collectibles.

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