Cast Iron Sundials
cast iron sundials have a vintage flea market find look to them. Heavy and
solid with a primitive hand applied finish, cast iron is ideal for informal
garden settings that embrace garden art of various styles and periods. While
iron has been cast for thousands of years, it became a popular metal for iron
fences, garden and household décor in the 19th century. It’s low
price relative to brass and bronze allowed middle class households of the time
to afford a piece of garden décor that was reserved for parks and estates. Cost
remains an attractive attribute to iron today. Iron is a strong metal that will
endure in all seasons, however unlike brass, iron sundials will rust over time.
Many people like to let it get rusty as it adds an antique look to the dial,
while others may choose to repaint it from time to time.
All cast iron sundials purchased from GardenSundials.com are gift wrapped and include historical information and instructions on properly setting up the dial in the garden.