Mark of Macquart
Object Place: Europe, Paris, France
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)
Medium or Technique
Metal; silver, enamel
Out on Loan
On display at Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco: Legion of Honor, February 10, 2018 – May 28, 2018
Horizontal “Butterfield” pocket sundial in case. Hinged gnomon on an octagonal sheet of silver, comapss set into the lower half.
Engraved "Marquart a Paris"; various European cities and their latitudes for calibration purposes
Signed "Marquart a Paris"
Importation mark: Swan in oval for articles imported from countries without customs conventions and standard pieces sold at public auction, 1893-1970
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)
Elizabeth Parke Firestone and Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. Collection