MHS Collection Database Search

Record Details

Horizontal Dial, by Humfrey Cole, London, 1579

preview image for Horizontal Dial, by Humfrey Cole, London, 1579
Inventory Number: 51646
Object Type:
Persons: Humphrey Cole
Date Created: Dated 1579
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: A horizontal dial intended to be set up in a garden, this instrument carries a compass rose of directions as well as its hour ring for indicating the time.

In addition to his own name, the maker has added that of the dial's Elizabethan owner, Sir Henry Darcy.
Primary Inscriptions: "+ H + Côle + + 1579 +" and "+ Sur + Henry + Darcy +"
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans. Made for Sir Henry Darcy.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Brass


Image with multimedia irn 18698