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Armillary Sphere Paperweight

  • £17.50 was £21.99
  • Ref. 17627

  • Miniature version of the ancient celestial model
  • Perfect keepsake gift for him
  • Solid brass
  • A traditional desk ornament
  • Boxed

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Armillary Sphere (Code 17627)
£17.50was £21.99
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Sometimes known as an Equatorial Sundial, this is a miniature replica model of the ancient Armillary Sphere. Dating from as early as the 1st century BC, the sphere was used to map the path of the sun.

Crafted in solid brass and sitting on a wooden stand, this table top version makes a perfect paperweight, keeping flyaway pages in check. Or use it as a heavenly ornament to display on a mantelpiece or bookshelf.

14cm high, 8cm diameter.

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This armillary sphere is a wonderful talking point. Definitely a "man" present, it an accurate miniature version of the real thing, which is usually much larger and installed outside. It is a model of objects in the sky (in the celestial sphere), consisting of a spherical framework of rings, centred on Earth or the Sun, that represent lines of celestial longitude and latitude and other astronomically important features. With adjustment, it is equally fitted to show either the real motion of the earth, or the apparent motion of the heavens. Armillary spheres were among the first complex mechanical devices. Renaissance scientists and public figures often had their portraits painted showing them with one hand on an armillary sphere, which represented the height of wisdom and knowledge.
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The sphere arrived within two days, even though I live in a remote rural area.
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Miniature Armillary Sphere
Attractive product of good quality – this is my favourite Christmas present this year from me to me!
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Arrived speedily and as ordered
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Armillary Sphere
As expected and good quality.
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Arrived on time and as ordered.
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