Bronze Armillary Sundial

GBP 6,375.00

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Object Description

Cast in bronze, this armillary sundial sits upon a limestone pedestal in the neoclassical style. It is a beautiful addition to a country garden where it might be situated among flowerbeds or at the centre of a large courtyard. As opposed to the classic flat sundial, an armillary sundial is characterised by its spherical shape, often referred to as an armillary sphere. Invented by the ancient Greeks, this open spherical framework consists of a number of interlocking metal rings that showcase how they believe the universe worked, with the earth at the centre and the stars moving around it. Look closely and you’ll see that original engraving on this armillary garden sphere remains intact after more than 100 years, including intricate engraving of astrological zodiac signs. This armillary sundial stands proudly on a beautifully carved limestone base. It turns freely, however whether the sundial still indicates the time of day as it once did, we do not know. Either way, it is a beautiful object for a country garden or grounds.

Additional Dimensions
Base diameter: 30 x 30 cm (11.81 x 11.81 inches)

Object Condition

Good structural condition. Stone has small chips and losses. Metalwork is lacking one segment of curved tubing. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor Losses, scuffs, and scratches.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:43 x H:160 x D:43 centimeters
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  • year

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44(0) 1981 541 155

Dealer Location


From the M50 / Ross-on-Wye
At the end of the M50 take the A40 towards Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. Take the A49 Hereford Road (third roundabout after leaving the M50) Ignore the first two signposts for Wormelow, Stay on the A49 for approximately nine miles take the next left turn after passing the Pilgrim Hotel, singed A466 Wormelow. Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side, the site is called; Grove Farm / The Grove.

From A49 Hereford
Follow the A49 south from Hereford for approximately five miles. After the uphill section at the Callow there is a layby on your right followed by one on your left. Take the next right turn onto the A466 singed Wormelow / Monmouth, Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side on Grove Farm / The Grove.

UK Heritage
Grove Barn
United Kingdom

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