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Pocket Horizontal Sundial, by Augustine Ryther, London, 1585

Inventory Number: 13314
Object Type:
Persons: Augustine Ryther (Maker)
Date Created: 1585
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 2012-6
Brief Description: Oval pocket horizontal sundial of gilded brass. Chapter ring with folding gnomon over compass bowl with coloured card and needle; mica cover preserved separately.

Signed and dated by the maker Augustine Ryther (c.1550-1593), a leading London map engraver and instrument maker.This is the earliest of only three known surviving instruments by Ryther.
Primary Inscriptions: "* AR * fecit * 1585 *" engraved on chapter ring; "* Geo: Seyntpoll" engraved under coat of arms on inner lid. Around the outside of the compass bowl "*VT * VITA * SIC *FVGIT * HORA *"
Provenance: Presented by Mr Howard Dawes in 2012. Owned by Sir George St Paul of Snarford and Carlton in Lincolnshire, identified from the engraved coat of arms and the name "* Geo: Seyntpoll".
Collection Group:
Material(s): Brass
Paper
Pigment
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
43 36 11 mm

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