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Level Set Square Plumb Line Brass Paris France Late 16th Century

"Butterfield a Paris"

Code :  OGANOG0117259

275.00
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Level Set Square Plumb Line Brass Paris France Late 16th Century

"Butterfield a Paris"

Code :  OGANOG0117259

275.00

Level Set Square Plumb Line Brass Paris France Late 16th Century - "Butterfield a Paris"

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"Butterfield a Paris"

Time:  17th century - from 1601 to 1700 , XVI Century - from 1501 to 1600

Origin:  Parigi, Francia

Material:  Brass

Description

Leveller set square with plumb line, in gilded brass, signed “Butterfield a Paris”; there also is the inscription "pouces de Roy". Michael Butterfield (1635-1724) was an English watchmaker who moved to Paris around 1663, where he worked at the royal court and was appointed engineer by Louis XIV. He opened a shop of precision instruments, and specialized, in particular, in the production of sundials. Among his main customers is the Tsar Peter the Great, who also visited the workshop in 1717.

Product Condition:
The item shows signs of wear due to age. Any damage or loss is displayed as completely as possible in the pictures. It may require restoration and recovery of french polish.

Dimensions (cm):
Width: 14,5
Depth: 2

Maximum size (cm):
Depth: 14,5

Additional Information

Time:

17th century - from 1601 to 1700

XVI Century - from 1501 to 1600

Material: Brass

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