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Antique English Wood Sundial + Box


Offered for sale is an Antique English Folding Sundial with Ancient Helmut shape with Helmut Armor. The sundial is believed to be of English origin and stands about 1 1/4" high and 1 1/2" wide and is carved out of nark wood, with a Helmut and a face or eye shield(s). On the front of the sundial is the face of a soldier with eyes and nose. The two metal eye or face shields are mounted on the sides of the Helmut. There is a catch on the rear to hold the top open. Inside is a compass with the hours drawn in a circle. On the rear is a paper tag which is very difficult to read as it has faded with time. What is readable reads: '12th cent. Bois Sculpture c.' surrounded by a red circle. There is a string gnomon inside the sundial as scene in the photo. The sundial is sitting on the cardboard box as seen in the photo.

Ref: Hill. H.OL. & Paget E.W. Tomlinson: 'Instruments of Navigation, London,1958

Ref: Ward.F.A. B. 1981 'A Cat. of European Scientific Instruments in the dept. of Medieval & Later Antiquities of the British Museum, London.


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This product would make a wonderful addition to any scientific instrument or sundial collection when displayed in a prominent place, being a grand collectible item that would adorn any serious collector's prized scientific instrument and sundial accumulations, while showing a discriminating dedication for fine sundials and other scientific instrument items as well as a devotion to acquiring fine collectibles.

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 13 January, 2014.

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