A Large and Substantial Thomas Heath Sundial


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A Large and Substantial Thomas Heath Sundial

A large and substantial bronze sundial finely engraved all-over; above the gnomon with the arms of Hawley and their motto 'Et Suivez Moy', (follow me); and signed beneath the gnomon by the illustrious maker 'Thomas Heath, in The Strand, London'. dia:16 1/8 in
Thomas Heath was an esteemed London instrument maker working during the mid eighteenth century, at the Hercules & Globe, in the Strand, London from c.1721 and opposite Exeter Exchange, in the Strand, London from c.1742. He advertised on his trade cards and bill heads "Mathematical Instruments Contrived & Made in Metal, Ivory or Wood According to the Latest Observations of Philosophers and Practitioners of Mathematical Sets by Thos. Heath at the Hercules next the Fountain in ye Strand, London. With Books of their Use'.


18th Century & Earlier

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111 Portobello Road,
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Walpoles is an antiques business that has been established for more than 35 years with an extensive stock which can be divided into three broad themes: "The Army" encompassing colonial furniture and works of art, folk art of the British soldier as well as campaign furniture, pictures and objects of a military theme; "The Navy" covering fine and folk art associated with the British Royal and Merchant Navy fleets as well as fine art and objects that fall under a title of "The China Trade"; and finally there is an established core of furniture, pictures and works of art typical of "The English Country House".

Founded by Graham Walpole, the business first set up in Church Street, in London’s Marylebone, and by the end of the 1980s had moved to Westbourne Grove, from where they dealt until the turn of the last century. In 2004 Walpoles relocated to their home town of Greenwich and joined the British Antiques Dealers Association but now work from 111 Portobello Road. Please be aware that this shop is too small to show all of the stock on the website and that you should make an enquiry before your journey to ensure that the item in question is there for you to see. We are open every day, with the exception of Sundays, between the hours of 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., (Saturday 7.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

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