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Sundial

French (Paris)
about 1730-1740
Mark of Macquart


Object Place: Europe, Paris, France

Dimensions

Height x width: 3.2 x 5.7 x 6.4 cm (1 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 2 1/2 in.) Weight: 31 gm (0.03 kg)

Accession Number

1993.313a

Medium or Technique

Metal; silver, enamel

Out on Loan

On display at Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX, August 27, 2017 – December 31, 2017

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver

Horizontal “Butterfield” pocket sundial in case. Hinged gnomon on an octagonal sheet of silver, comapss set into the lower half.

Inscription

Engraved "Marquart a Paris"; various European cities and their latitudes for calibration purposes

Signed

Signed "Marquart a Paris"

Markings

Importation mark: Swan in oval for articles imported from countries without customs conventions and standard pieces sold at public auction, 1893-1970

Provenance

July 27, 1955, sold by the Museum Silver Shop, Inc., New York, to Elizabeth Parke Firestone (b. 1897 - d. 1990) and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. (b. 1898 - d. 1973), Akron, OH and Newport, RI; 1993; gift of the estate of Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 26, 1993)

Credit Line

Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection