The armillary sphere shows the Earth (a central ball) surrounded by rings (armilla in Latin) which represent the great circles of the heavens. It was widely used during the 17th and 18th centuries in scientific debates over the relative merits of the competing central Earth and central Sun theories.
Our simplified, decorative brass version makes a handsome ornament for the desk or garden.
Stands approximately 12" high, made from solid machined brass with an antique finish and polished wooden base.
We offer three UK delivery options:
Standard UK Delivery: £4.99. On this service, goods will usually arrive within 14 days of your order reaching us, and often in less than 10. (Please remember that if you posted your order it may have taken up to five days to get here).
3-Day Delivery: £6.99. This is a three-working-day (not Saturday, Sunday, or Bank Holidays) service for UK mainland and Ulster addresses, provided that you order before 1pm. Orders received after 1pm will be processed on the next working day, so take one day longer to arrive. If you require an item to be personalised, your order will be delayed by one working day.
Express Delivery: £9.99. This is a next-working-day (not Saturday, Sunday, or Bank Holidays) service for UK mainland and Ulster addresses, provided that you order before 1pm. Orders received after 1pm will be processed on the next working day, so take one day longer to arrive. Service to Scotland, Northern Ireland, Isle of Wight and other UK Islands takes two days. If you require an item to be personalised, your order will take an additional working day. Your package will arrive between 9am and 6pm (may be up to 8pm), and must be signed for on receipt, so please give an address where there will be somebody available to take delivery (perhaps a neighbour/friend, or your workplace if your employer permits this).
Delivery Information (Overseas)
We are currently unable to deliver to EU addresses due to the high and unpredictable costs, customs charges, and courier handling fees. Our other overseas delivery charges (standard service only) are:
Channel Islands (7-10 Days), £20
Rest of World. From about £50, depending on what you order. Please phone on +44 1932 235550 or e-mail us on email@example.com for a quote. Outside Europe, most orders arrive within 21 days.
VAT (sales tax) will be deducted from the listed price of your goods where applicable for customers outside the UK, including those from the Channel Islands.
The Armillary Sphere looks good and feels good, a very solid piece of kit that goes well in my study. My one slight criticism would be that they could have included an information sheet, giving a short history and background as to how these devices were originally used. Would definitely recommend
I totally LOVE my sphere - so special!
Product is generally very nice. Just one "but". There are names of places and coordinates latitude and longitude in degrees and minutes next to them. Unfortunately, they do not match them. It is a pity as if not this your product would be perfect.
Just what I wanted.
Absolutely beautiful product, couldn't be happier with it.