RARE Early Victorian Bronze Gothic Arabic Numerals Windmill Time Flies Sundial
September 7, 2018
EXTREMELY RARE Original Victorian or Earlier Bronze-Brass Gothic Calligraphy Arabic Numerals Windmill “Time Flies” Sundial! Extremely rare to find these original Sundials with Arabic numerals specially with such beautiful Gothic calligraphy! Approximately 20.6 cm (8 1/16 inches) x 20.4 cm (8 inches), and the gnomon (shadow cast pointer) is elevated approximately 8.2 cm (3 4/16 inches) from the flat surface. The Sundial has some wear as anything that goes back 200 or so years as can be seen in the provided images. How-ever still in beautiful shape considering that most of these Sundials due to being out-doors and thus exposed to the elements have weathered away. Beautiful motives with a windmill at the center was it made for a windmill? Very possibly, and the windmill is surrounded with many little rising or setting Suns as well as what appears as tiny little birds, with the hand engraved motto Tyme Flies in gothic calligraphy! All the beautiful details from the Arabic numerals to the lining as well as the motives and motto were hand engraved! This piece was 100 percent hand crafted! Traditionally these beautiful Sundials served as center pieces for English gardens, a way for people to entertain the telling of time! And time definitely flies amongst good friends. Ideal for the perfect English garden specially for a lovely Victorian home! Please feel free to check out my other Beautiful & Historic Sundials! The item “RARE Early Victorian Bronze Gothic Arabic Numerals Windmill Time Flies Sundial” is in sale since Friday, August 22, 2014. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Metalware”. The seller is “bluefirebreather” and is located in San Bernardino, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Type: Sun Dial
- Primary Material: Brass
- Age: 1800-1849
- Original/Reproduction: Original