Solid Brass Sundials
cast from solid brass are designed for year round use in all environments, age
beautifully and are truly of heirloom quality that will endure for generations.
Purchasing a brass sundial is a step to the past when artisans crafted products
that were built to last. We cast each sundial by hand using the ancient art of
sand mold casting. An impression of the mold is made into a special packed sand
which is then filled with molten brass. After cooling, the sand is broken off
the casting and the sundial emerges ready for cleaning and finishing. This may
mean polishing the whole dial or adding a verdigris finish with just a touch of
polishing on the lettering. Outside, a brass sundial finish will become muted
and then after several years develop the natural blue/green patina known as
verdigris. If you’d like to keep your sundial shiny, a brass polisher and a
chamois cloth may be used as needed.
All brass sundials purchased from GardenSundials.com are gift wrapped and include historical information and instructions on properly setting up the dial in the garden.