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A very rare 18th century oak sundial with Roman numerals carved in horseshoe fashion around the edge. They run from VI in the morning on the left until VI in the evening on the right hand side.

Verum Soli (the truth of the sun) is carved along the top border and along the bottom edge there is the signature of the maker: J Twemlow. The central gnomen from which the sun’s rays emanate is missing. On the back of the oak panel, the maker has inscribed it as follows:

This Dial was made by Master John Twemlow of Hatherton

when a Pupil at Wrenbury Free School

and under the tuition of Mr Wm Lewis

 who was 40 years master of this School

 A.D. 1777

Height: 12 ¾ in (32.5 cm)

Width: 13 in (33 cm)

Dated: 1777

 

Dimensions

Height: 32.5 cm; Width: 33 cm

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Stock number

HW5164
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