Lot No. 184 (99th Auction)
Lafontaine Opticien, 18 Palais Royal, Paris, 55 mm, 66 g, circa 1800

A small sundial with the so-called "midday cannon"
Movm: brass, gilt. Dial: silvered.

A very small and particularly rare variation of a sundial with compass and the so-called "midday cannon", which is - if re-loaded daily - ignited exactly at midday by a burning glass.
Estimate  1,200 - 2,500 €

Price Realised  1,400 €
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