Pocket Horizontal Sundial, by Augustine Ryther, London, 1585
|Inventory Number:|| 13314|
|Object Type:|| |
Augustine Ryther (Maker)|
|Place Created:|| London England United Kingdom Europe
|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".|
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