Richard Neville, 19th century | Multi-Gnomon Sundial
engraved slate mounted with copper, held in a red japanned frame
48cm. by 45.5cm.; 1ft. 7in., 1ft. 6in.
Executed in Glasgow, circa 1848.
Repaired break to one corner (visible in image). Chip to opposing corner edge. Generally with minor wear and variation to colour and depth of engraving commensurate with age and use. The gnomon with attractive verdigris surface, some minor rust and some movement to fixed points. Frame a recent but attractive edition.
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