Silver sundial by Humfrey Cole

Made:
1568-1590 in London
maker:
Humfrey Cole

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Altitude sundial, in silver, for latitude 51°30 secs. (London), signed Humfray Colle, in original tooled leather case,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Altitude sundial, in silver, for latitude 51°30 secs. (London), signed Humfray Colle, in original tooled leather case,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Altitude sundial, in silver, for latitude 51°30 secs. (London), signed Humfray Colle, in original tooled leather case,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Altitude sundial, in silver, for latitude 51°30 secs. (London), signed Humfray Colle, in original tooled leather case,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Altitude sundial, in silver, for latitude 51°30 secs. (London), signed Humfray Colle, in original tooled leather case,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Altitude sundial, in silver, for latitude 51°30 secs. (London), signed Humfray Colle, in original tooled leather case,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Altitude sundial, in silver, for latitude 51°30 secs. (London), signed Humfray Colle, in original tooled leather case,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Altitude sundial, in silver, for latitude 51°30 secs. (London), signed Humfray Colle, in original tooled leather case,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Altitude sundial, in silver, for latitude 51°30 secs. (London), signed Humfray Colle, in original tooled leather case,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Silver altitude sundial made and signed by Humfray Cole, London, 1568-1590. It was made for use in latitude 51°30 secs, in which London is located, Complete with original leather carry case.

Humfrey Cole (active 1568-1590) was one of the earliest British-born instrument makers in London. He moved to the city from the north of England and probably learned his skills from European craftsmen who had recently moved to London. The original owner of the silver sundial is unknown, but would have been a wealthy individual such as an aristocrat or merchant.

Details

Category:
Time Measurement
Identifier:
1985-100
type:
sundial
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • timepiece
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle

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