SPECIALIST DIALS

This selection will feature less common and / or more ambitious dials on subpages – see the drop-down menus under this heading. These will include multiple, analemmatic, armillary spheres and so on as I come across them in my archive or in real life. It will take a while to put together, I expect. Meanwhile, this to be going on with…

THE KIRKDALE DIAL

The wonderful Saxon dial at Kirkdale mid-C11. An excellent Wiki article can be found HERE. It explains the dial very well, giving a detailed interpretation of the inscription.Highly recommended, and a very good example of the best of Wiki – a careful but straightforward article written with authority for general rather than specialist interests.

ZUAVA SUNDIAL KNIFE, SCARPERIA, MUGELLO

Scarperia is a smallish town famed for 2 things: its proximity to the Mugello motor-racing circuit; and high-quality knives and bladed implements of all descriptions. ‘This is a rare fully functional sundial that can also peel an apple…’ (Maker’s Catalogue)

ZUAVA SUNDIAL KNIFE, SCARPERIA, MUGELLO (Keith Salvesen)
Zuava Sundial Knife . Scarperia . Mugello . Italy

ANCIENT EGYPTIAN DIAL

C7 Greco-Roman – Rijksmuseum

EQUINOCTIAL RING DIAL

An Important Elias Allen Universal Equinoctial Ring Dial,
English, circa 1635 (Bonhams Sale Catalogue)

SAXON DIAL ON CROSS . ST CUTHBERT . BEWCASTLE . CUMBRIA

Full post HERE