Small, early 18th century sundial plate.

Circa 1700, England

Dimensions: 3.50" high x 5.00" wide x 5.00" deep

Brass engraved sundial with the original gnomon. The angle of the gnomon is approximately 51.5 degrees, the latitude of London.
The hour chapters are divided into 1/2s, 1/4s as on an early single handed 30 hour dial but it is also divided into 1/8s or 7.5 minutes. A dial such as this is not easy to date accurately but the style of engraving and the wide stumpy proportions of the numeral suggest very early 18th century possibly earlier.

Dimensions: 3.50" high x 5.00" wide x 5.00" deep

£800.00

   
Small, early 18th century sundial plate.