Nailsea Dial - Nailsea Court, Somerset
25cm x 19cm
Nailsea Dial detail
St Michael's Dial - Flax Bourton
27cm x 22cm
St Michaels Dial Close-up
Close-up of the flycatcher
Reverse view before
installation. The panel could thus be used as a free-standing
This sundial is a copy of a 17th century sundial reputedly made by John Oliver depicting a flycatcher, watching a
fly. The motto translates "While you watch, I fly"
The glass has been etched, painted, enamelled, and silver stained in several
stages, with successive kiln firings. The hour lines have been
calculated for the latitude, longitude, and declination of the
window where it is installed. The dial has a brass gnomon angled
precisely to give a working sundial. This shows local solar time
(sunny days only!).
The time reads quarter past 12
This sundial is similar to the Nailsea Court sundial.
This dial is for sale.