Rare and Unusual 19th Century Equinoctial English Brass Sundial

Rare and Unusual 19th Century Equinoctial English Brass Sundial

850 €

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Timekeeping, Portable Sundials


Here is one unusual example of equinoctial sundial with a “bridge pendulum”, instead of the normal water level bubbles that we can find in almost all English sundials of the same type.

Furthermore, we can observe that the position of the three adjustable legs is asymmetrical in respect to the circle, the reason for this eludes me. In my research I have not been able to find anything comparable, it is a pity that this sundial is not signed.

In excellent original condition.
Dimension: diameter 7,5cm

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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).