Rare signed Tennessee 19th century brass sundial, the round dial plate engraved with a chapter ring of Roman numerals enclosing a central steel triangular gnomon and just below it, the signature HENRY EICHBAUM, MAKER, NASHVILLE TEN. 3 1/4″ H, 7 5/8″ diameter. Note: This object was exhibited and illustrated in the 1971 “Made in Tennessee: An Exhibition of Early Arts and Crafts”, Tennessee Fine Arts Center at Cheekwood, Nashville, illustration 104, page 41. Provenance: The living estate of Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin H. Caldwell, Nashville, TN. CONDITION: Some oxidation, wear and scratching. Gnomon may be old replacement.
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