The traditional, timeless elegance of our hand crafted brass armillary spheres will add an eye-catching focal point to any garden. The soft, warm golden colour of brass looks good in all gardens, gently reflecting colour throughout the seasons. Our armillary spheres are made to commission for your precise location and will tell the time perfectly, like all our handmade dials. They come in a range of sizes and give plenty of space for your own personalised messages, dedications and mottoes. Smaller spheres sit well in town or cottage gardens and our larger dials add a magnificent focal point to long vistas and avenues in more extensive grounds.
In addition to the main bands, your armillary can be embellished with extra bands representing the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, and the Polar Circles.
The finish can be either ‘natural’ brass, which comes a deep golden colour and will age naturally to a deep brown, or verdigrised to have a ‘bronzed’ look.
These grand garden adornments make exceptional presents and offer the chance to record special dates and events in a most unusual form. As there is plenty of space for your inscription, mottoes, dedications and dates, so you can create a very special gift that will be treasured for a long time to come.
We also supply hand crafted plinths designed by master stonemasons local to Wells in the West Country or hand cut at our local quarry here in the Black Mountains. Our collection of brass armillary spheres below shows these beautiful dials in different settings and with different plinths. If you are interested in stainless steel armillary spheres they are here, or the Verdigis Armillaries are here. To discuss your own needs in more detail please arrange a site visit or fill in our enquiry form and we’ll call you back to discuss your project.