Engravings and Etchings

Each commission can be personalized through engraving or etching. Armillary sphere sundials in particular has the potential for extensive custom engraving, including mottoes or lines of poetry; family names and dates of birth; commissioning statements; house names with latitude and longitude; and distances and bearings in nautical miles for up to five locations of personal significance.

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Engraving on a bronze armillary sphere

David Harber delights in engraving and etching, as it makes a commission a much more intimate and personal process. For example, a Mantle or Quill can incorporate a few words on a discreetly located petal.

Markers showing where a full moon will light up a moon dial
Personalized memorial engraving on a stainless steel obelisk
  • Personalised memorial on a stainless steel obelisk
  • Direction arrows can point to places of significance.
Pointer to a college on a university sundial


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