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Bronze Armillary Sphere  with wooden base Small Size
Bronze armillary spheres with wooden bases side by side small and large to show difference in height
Large armillary sphere next to stack of books
Small armillary sphere laid on top of star map

Armillary Sphere

Regular price £30.00 Sale

A wondrous decorative ornament inspired by the armillary sphere astronomical instrument. This small scale armillary sphere is just the right size for a desk or shelf. 

  • Armillary sphere shows the Earth at its centre surrounded by rings which represent the great circles of the heavens
  • Used during the 17th and 18th centuries in scientific debate over the relative merits of what was at the centre of the universe – the Sun or the Earth.
  • Brass armillary sphere with an antique finish
  • Base made from polished hardwood
  • Dimensions Small: 12.7 cm (including base)
  • Dimensions Large: 26cm tall (including base)
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    Please see our Delivery & Returns page for all information, including some exceptions as follows.

    Custom Prints (those which are customised by choosing a size and frame) take a little longer to fulfil due to being made to order.

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