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Vertical Sundials

Slate vertical sundial
  • Slate: Either riven or smooth, the slate is leter-cut by hand and glided with 23¾-carat gold leaf.
  • Strip: Specially developed by David Harber, these dials comprise strips of bronze, brass, copper or stainless steel fixed directly onto the surface of the wall. The numerals and dial furniture are then laser-cut to match.
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Strip vertical dial
Stone wall sundial
  • Stone: Any hard stone can be used, letter-cut by hand and typically filled with 23¾-carat gold leaf. We can source the right stone to match your wall.
  • Noon Day Analemma: Developed by the Moors around 600BC, this dial has a figure-of-eight showing the months of the year. The gnomon casts a shadow that tracks noon throughout the year.
Noon day Analemma
Copper usually has a verdigris patina which makes a wonderful contrast with the gold
  • Copper: The face of the dial can be sign-written in 23¾-carat gold leaf, contrasting wonderfully with the verdigris patina if the copper
  • Lead:This smooth material can be sign-written in 23¾-carat gold lead and the surface either oiled to maintain a dark colour left to oxidise to a sliver finish
Lead wall sundial
Enamel wall sundial
  • Enamel: The stainless steel base can be industrially enamelled in any colour you wish. The dial furniture is then sign-written by hand.
  • Hand-painted: These dials can either be painted directly onto a rendered surface on the house or onto a panel that is then fixed to a wall.
Hand painted vertical sundial