Francis Barker Sundial

S/N:1912

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Francis Barker Sundial

WALPOLES
A finely engraved bronze sundial, probably from the workshops of Francis Barker & Son. This maker started work at the age of 8 as an apprentice to James and George Simms. Over the course of some 20 years he learned his trade as a dialist and compass maker, gaining a reputation for his fine work. In 1848 Francis established the company of F. Barker & Son at 12 Clerkenwell Road, and also formed a partnership with Richard Groves in the same trade. Extraordinarily, he also continued to run J&G Simms until one of the brothers died in 1855. This example stands on three turned feet and is covered in a beautiful verdigris patination.

English circa 1850.

10 inches diameter.

Period: 

19th Century

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WALPOLES

111 Portobello Road,
London
W11 2DY
United Kingdom

WWW.WALPOLEANTIQUES.COM

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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