MICHAEL BUTTERFIELD
(1635 – 1724)

Orologio solare orizzontale
Engraved silver and glass, length about cm 8, width about cm 6.5

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Signed “Butterfield AParis”

French punch in the form of a lily

Provenance:
Laue Collection, Munich

Objects in comparison:
Bielefeld, Stifung Huelsmann, Inv. N. H-W 50a e b
Hamburg, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Inv. N. 1976.2 e 1906.89 . Paris, Musée du Louvre, Inv. N. OA 10698, OA 10156, OA 10155
Greenwich, National Maritime Museum, Inv. N. ASTO226
London, Victoria and Albert Museum, Inv. N. CIRC.415-1923
Milano, Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Inv. N. 4159

Reference bibliography:
Laue, G.: Scientifica, Monaco 2005
Highton, H.: Sundials at Greenwich, Oxford, 2002, p.75. N.29; pp. 91-94, N.51-52
Highton, H.: Sundials. An Illustrated History of Portable Dials, Londra 2001, pp.101-108
Syndram, D.: Wissenschaftliche Instrumente und Sonnenuhren. Kunstgewerbesammlung der Stadt Bielefeld / Stiftung Huelsmann, Monaco 1989, pp.131 – 133, Cat. N. 46 – 47
Museo Poldi Pezzoli. Orologi – Oreficerie, Milan 1981, pp.76 – 77, Cat. N. 75 – 79
Frémontier – Murphy, C.: Les instruments mathématique, Parigi, 2002, pp.56 – 57, pp. 60 – 63, N. 17 – 19

Price range:
1.000 – 5.000 €