William IV Sundial Pedestal. The design that this sundial is based upon is circa 1670. The original was made for the garden of Great Linford Manor. Both armillary and flat sundials work well with this classic and prominent pedestal - a significant and beautiful focal point in any garden!
Imported from England.
Sundials are one of the oldest tools for measuring time. The Egyptians used a shadow stick or shadow clock as early as 1500 BC. The vertical stick or "gnomon" marked the time of day by the length and position of the stick's shadow. Gnomon in Greek means "the one that knows."
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