Our handmade brass armillary spheres are made from the highest quality Italian marine grade brass. They are each individually built, from the cutting the brass to the final light oiling, and engineered with tender loving care to make sure they will outlive all of us.
Stainless steel spheres
Stainless steel spheres are highly engineered from surgical grade stainless – one of the hardest metals in the world to craft. They are each made from individually cut steel which is hand rolled and polished to a highly reflective mirror finish. These spheres won’t weather and keep their brilliant beauty without signs of aging for many years.
All our armillary spheres have plenty of room for your personalised engraving. We can fit 140 letters onto the band, split between North and South hemispheres. If you need more we can probably squeeze a few more in, depending on the size of dial. We can also include a few words inside the sphere if you need them. For ideas take a look at our collection of mottoes. We can discuss your exact needs with you during a site visit or you can request a call back when you place your order.
Brass £1,650; Stainless £3,420
Brass £2,450; Stainless £3,720
Brass £3,100; Stainless £4,950
Brass £3,470; Stainless £5,580
Brass £3,950; Stainless £6,300
Brass £4,620;Stainless £7,100
To add an arrow head and tail to your gnomon, please add £120.
If you are unsure which size will look best in your garden we can show you our dials and plinths as well as discuss your individual needs when you book a site visit. Site visits are an excellent investment, they have a refundable cost of £100 against the cost of your purchased dial, plus a small amount for our travel costs (non refundable), giving you confidence you have chosen a dial that is perfect for your garden.
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To place an order for your sphere and pay your deposit, please arrange a site visit. We’ll call you back as soon as we can, to check we have understood your exact needs and book your commission into the workshop. We usually delivery your completed sphere in 25 working days or less of your order, but if you have an urgent deadline, we may be able to work more quickly for you. Please remember you will also need to order a plinth for your armillary sphere unless you have an existing plinth for your dial.