A fine equinoctial sundial with plumb bob, UK, circa 1820-1830

A fine equinoctial sundial with plumb bob, UK, circa 1820-1830



diam.: around 7cm



Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Portable Sundials, Timekeeping


A good English equinoctial sundial, unsigned, but datable from 1820-1830 and with a decorative plumb bob. 

On a round base, standing on three screws, is an English compass with its original needle.

The plumb bob allows it to have a right horizontal position. 

The hour circle, with small decoration, is divided from VIII to I and XII to IIII and can be positioned in latitude according to the latitude arc. 

A fine transitional form between the 18th Century equinoctial sundial and the modern sundial from the mid 19th Century. 


For more informations and/or photos, please contact me. Thank you. 

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IT Eppursimuove


Eppursimuove is located in the northwest of Italy. I deal with antique scientific instruments and their history. This passion has turned into a profession that leads me every day in search of ancient instruments that helped us to observe, measure, explore and know the sky and the earth. They still amaze and make us wonder, as they did for their original makers and users. For this reason they must be preserved and collected. Please feel free contact me if you need more information on listed items. Thanks.
Recently and in the future, enquiries and sales are managed by Maddalena Padovan (Ugo's daughter).