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Portland Stone Sundial c.1850
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Portland Stone Sundial c.1850

A wonderful and refined English Portland limestone hand-carved sundial. c.1850.
Carved in three-sections upon a large sized egg and dart plinth.
The main body's four sides are decorated with draping floral and fruit swags, the top crown has four Fleur-de-lis armorial shields.

Portland stone is a limestone formation from the Jurassic period quarried on the Isle of Portland, Dorset, England. It’s characterised by its white-grey appearance with small particles of shells and calcite forming small spheres or ooliths within the stone which give the stone a great resistance to weathering.
- one of the reasons it’s been used for monumental buildings such as St Paul’s Cathedral and the British Museum.

This rare and delightful sundial will add splendour to any garden.

Width36cm (1′2″)
Height115cm (3′9″)
Depth36cm (1′2″)
Reference No.P2P95

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