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Inventory no. 52789 - Former Display Label

French BUTTERFIELD-TYPE DIAL Early 18th century

Brass, with original fish-skin covered case. Signed, "P. Le
Maire A. Paris A. La Pierre d. 'Aiman"; undated.
The bird of the gnomon is a swan. On each side of the
adjustable plate of the gnomon is an allegorical figure, one of
which holds an armillary sphere.

[F. 106] Lewis Evans Collection.

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