Horizontal sundial - Patinated bronze - First half 18th century

Horizontal sundial - Patinated bronze - First half 18th century

Antique English Sundial solid Bronze

English horizontal sundial dated Feb. 1730, see the photo, and signed W. Dounton (Dounton Castle?), the latitude of sundial is about 51°30’-52°, latitude of Dounton Castle.
The sundial have many details:
- the name of the months,
- the values of the equation of time,
- the names of many cities with the corresponding time,
- in the division of the hours we see the notches every 2 minutes
The builder is Charles Bassalleg - Engineer
In the past, the gnomon has probably been relocated.

It measures about 22.9x22.9x13 cm
weight 1.6 kg circa

For description see the photos

Italy shipping cost €20
Europe Union shipping cost €40.
Worldwide shipping cost €60.

Lot details
Horizontal sundial
Patinated bronze
Estimated Period
First half 18th century
Country of Origin
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
13×22.9×22.9 cm
1.6 kg
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