Lot 79
A Collection of Four English Sundials and a Barometer
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Late 19th to mid 20th century, including an aneroid barometer with round dial within a polished gray hardstone, stand (7 in.); the tallest of columnar form in red and gray hardstone, apex with engraved bronze horizontal sundial and inset compass, the shaft with mercury thermometer, retaining label to underside "Carver / Watchmaker / And / Jeweller / Falmouth," (13 1/2 in.); a sundial compass set atop a turned wood baluster stand, unmarked (8 1/2 in.); smaller sundial in grayish green hardstone with engraved white metal instrument (4 1/2 in.)l; a small bronze baluster from sundial, marked "Certa / Ratic" (4 3/4 in.).

Private Collection of an Antiquarian, Charlotte, North Carolina

Two larger hardstone instruments with signs of old glue mounting where base meets shaft, chipping to upper rim of tallest; some spotting to brass and bronze elements.