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Armillary Sphere
Located in Houston, TX
This armillary sphere is made of metal and has a rust color finish. It is mounted on a small concrete square. As a conversation piece or as an addition to a scientific collection, it...
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Early 20th Century European Mounted Objects

Materials

Concrete, Metal

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H 41 in. W 20 in. D 38 in.
Exclusive Antique Armillary Sphere
Located in Vlimmeren, BE
An armillary sphere is a model of objects in the sky consisting of a spherical framework of rings, centred on the Earth or the Sun, that represent lines of celestial longitude and la...
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Antique Mid-19th Century European Industrial Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

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H 80.32 in. Dm 24.41 in.
Mid Century Iron Armillary Sphere
Located in Dallas, TX
Simple yet stunning very large armillary sphere pierced with an arrow; Iron with bronze finish.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Garden Ornaments

Materials

Iron

Iron Armillary Sphere
Located in Culver City, CA
Armillary sphere on stone base, made mostly of 19th century pieces. The base is from a grinding and sharpening stone from the mid-19th century. The rings are from 19th century wagon ...
Category

Antique 19th Century Sculptures

Materials

Iron, Brass, Copper

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H 79 in. W 73 in. D 73 in.
Brass & Teak Armillary Sphere Vintage Table Lamp
Located in London, GB
A stunning vintage armillary sphere table lamp in solid brass, mounted on a solid teak base. This was made in England, it dates from the 1950-60’s. An armillary sphere is an old a...
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Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

20th Century English Garden Ornament Armillary Sphere in Galvanized Metal
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vintage, simple yet stunning very large armillary sphere pierced with an arrow, mounted upon a three foot scrolled base, which can be additionally screwed into hardscape area as ho...
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Late 20th Century British Garden Ornaments

Materials

Metal

Early 19th Century Armillary Sphere by Delamarche
By Charles Francois Delamarche
Located in Milano, IT
Charles-François Delamarche Ptolemaic armillary sphere Paris, circa 1805-1810 Wood and papier-mâché covered with printed and partly hand-coloured paper It measures 15.74” in hei...
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Antique Early 1800s French Empire Scientific Instruments

Materials

Paper, Wood

Wrought Iron Armillary Sphere Sculpture
Located in Ferndale, MI
Painted black, this wrought iron armillary is based on the Copernican Heliocentric universe with nine outer spheres in rotation around a central sun. Diameter of rings is 21.5', 39....
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20th Century Neoclassical Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Wrought Iron

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H 39.5 in. W 21.5 in. D 17 in.
Brass Armillary Sundial Sphere Brass Globe Bookends on Green Marble
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Set of vintage brass armillary sundial bookends on antique verde Italian marble. The globes turn and the brass holding piece is marked with roman numerals. Beautiful brass armillar...
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Mid-20th Century Asian Art Deco Bookends

Materials

Marble, Brass

Tall Mid Century Machine Age Style Astrology or Armillary Iron and Brass Sphere
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Standing 30 inches tall and designed in the 'form follows function' way this sphere or globe has a great aesthetic presence as a sculpture and without doubt a function for people int...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Globes

Materials

Brass, Iron

Pair Of Steel Armillary Spheres
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A Pair Of Mid-Century Decorative Steel Armillary Sphere.
Category

20th Century Garden Ornaments

Materials

Steel

  • Pair Of Steel Armillary Spheres
  • Pair Of Steel Armillary Spheres
  • Pair Of Steel Armillary Spheres
  • Pair Of Steel Armillary Spheres
H 27 in. W 15 in. D 14 in.
19th Century Copernicus Armillary Sphere
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Very beautiful Copernicus armillary sphere. Diem Model middle of the 19th century. Burst of wood on the base bottom. One small ball missing. Engraved brass circle. Very rare and in v...
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Antique 1850s French Napoleon III Decorative Objects

Materials

Bronze

  • 19th Century Copernicus Armillary Sphere
  • 19th Century Copernicus Armillary Sphere
  • 19th Century Copernicus Armillary Sphere
  • 19th Century Copernicus Armillary Sphere
H 18.51 in. W 11.82 in. D 11.82 in.
Armillary Sphere in Bronze c.2014
By Brad Dillon
Located in London, GB
A stunning armillary sphere sundial, exquisitely crafted in traditional Bronze. This example has a 600mm diameter. Custom-made to order with approximately a twelve week lead ti...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Modern Sundials

  • Armillary Sphere in Bronze c.2014
  • Armillary Sphere in Bronze c.2014
  • Armillary Sphere in Bronze c.2014
  • Armillary Sphere in Bronze c.2014
H 23.63 in. Dm 23.63 in.
Armillary Sphere
Located in Napa, CA
Armillary Sphere
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20th Century Unknown Architectural Elements

Materials

Metal

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H 52 in. Dm 54 in.
Armillary Sphere
Located in Washington, DC
A painted Armillary Sphere
Category

Antique 19th Century French Garden Ornaments

Materials

Paint

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H 37.13 in. Dm 20.88 in.
Armillary Sphere
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Armillary sphere on stand.
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Late 20th Century American Garden Ornaments

Materials

Stone, Nickel, Copper, Iron

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H 67 in. Dm 52 in.
Armillary Sphere
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Armillary sphere with incredible patina. Base is 8" diameter
Category

Vintage 1950s American Scientific Instruments

Materials

Steel

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H 20.5 in. Dm 11.5 in.
Art Deco Armillary Sphere
Located in Montreal, QC
Art Deco wrought iron armillary sphere suspended on support rod and decorative chains from canopy and enclosing a 12"diameter milk glass globe.
Category

Vintage 1930s French Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Wrought Iron

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H 36 in. Dm 18 in.
Italian Armillary Sphere
By Luigi Cervellati
Located in Worpswede / Bremen, DE
A central small earth ball, one brass arm for the sun, rings with hand painted scales, ecliptic with houses of zodiac named and with their symbols, signed on the polar circle "Luigi ...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Neoclassical Globes

Materials

Wood

  • Italian Armillary Sphere
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  • Italian Armillary Sphere
H 13.19 in. Dm 10.63 in.
Gilt Napoleon III Armillary Sphere
Located in Washington, DC
A Very decorative Gilt Napoleon III Armillary Sphere
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Antique 19th Century Decorative Objects

Materials

Bronze

Bronze and Marble Armillary Sphere
Located in Essex, MA
A bronze and marble Armillary Sphere; central body is bronze with engraving, base is marble.
Category

Early 20th Century Garden Ornaments

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Classic armillary sphere bronze table / desk lamp
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Classic armillary sphere bronze table / desk lamp
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Vintage 1940s French Table Lamps

20th Century Armillary Sphere and Sundial
Located in Valladolid, ES
A 20th century armillary sphere and sundial in metal and copper. In a good condition. An extraordinary piece to decorate the garden.
Category

Mid-20th Century French Edwardian Garden Ornaments

Materials

Copper, Wrought Iron

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H 33.86 in. W 23.63 in. D 15.75 in.
RARE Bronze Armillary Sphere Garden Ornament Pedestal
Located in Stamford, CT
Offered here is a RARE Bronze Armillary Sphere Garden Ornament on a 1920's cast stone base with great verdigris patina. Base could be a fountain.
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Early 20th Century American Garden Ornaments

English Metal Armillary Sphere on Stone Pedestal
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
Painted metal armillary sphere of large scale from the 1900's on an older reconstituted stone base from the 19th Century. Wonderful way to tell the time.
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Antique 19th Century English Garden Ornaments

A Large-Scaled English Oxidized-Iron Armillary Sphere
Located in San Francisco, CA
A large-scaled English oxidized-iron armillary sphere; of openwork form composed of connecting hoops which represent the principal circles of the heavens all dissected by a pointed a...
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Early 20th Century British Garden Ornaments

Fantastic Zodiac Armillary Sphere, Galaxy Globe, France
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
A brass Armillary Sphere. An Attractive Armillary sphere. The sphere with aluminium horizon circle divided in four quadrants with zodiac and calendar scales, the brass vertical circl...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Victorian More Desk Accessories

Materials

Brass

Vintage French Garden Armillary Sphere Sundial Sculpture
Located in Houston, TX
Discovered during our recent time in France, this vintage French garden armillary sphere sundial sculpture is crafted of iron with a copper finish with numbers featured on the interi...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Garden Ornaments

Materials

Iron

Vintage Brass Zodiac Astrological Armillary Sphere Lamp
Located in West Hartford, CT
Very large Armillary sphere lamp with an astrological zodiac sign motif all around. Antique brass finish. Lamp has a substantial wood base and includes a large pleated lamp shade. S...
Category

Vintage 1950s American Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

20th c. Iron Armillary Sphere with Marble Base
Located in New York, NY
Twentieth century iron armillary sphere inspired by the the Copernican Model with nine concentric orbits centering a gold-painted sun above three legs and a tripartite marble base.
Category

20th Century Renaissance Scientific Instruments

Materials

Marble, Iron

English Metal Armillary Sphere on Stone Pedestal
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
Painted metal armillary sphere of large scale from the 1900's on an older reconstituted stone base from the 19th Century. Wonderful way to tell the time. Thank you for your interes...
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20th Century English Aesthetic Movement Garden Ornaments

Copper, Brass and Bronze Armillary Sphere with Atlas
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This twentieth century armillary sphere, with Atlas holding the earth, is made of copper, brass, and bronze on a deep walnut base. The hours of the day on the underneath side of the ...
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20th Century French Sundials

Materials

Brass, Copper, Bronze

Atlas Armillary Sphere Statue on Black Marble Base
Located in San Diego, CA
A very cool statue of Atlas with a mixed metals gyrating armillary sphere, circa 1970s. The piece is made of various metals including stainless steel, chrome and brass and sits on a ...
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20th Century American Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Marble, Metal

Pair of Brass, Stainless Steel and Lucite Armillary Sphere Chandeliers
Located in Miami, FL
A custom-made pair of flush mount stainless steel, brass and Lucite chandeliers with armillary spheres on adjustable cables. The cables can be shortened or lengthened as desired. The...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

Chrome Armillary Sphere Art Deco Slip Shade Six-Light Chandelier, circa 1920
Located in Big Flats, NY
Art Deco chandelier features futuristic chrome frame with armillary sphere and six opaque white slip shades, circa 1920.
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Chrome

1920s Wood and Brass Armillary Sphere with Double Rotating Globe
Located in Valladolid, ES
Stunning and large beginning of 20th century Portuguese wood and brass armillary sphere with double rotating globe and meridian globe with xylographed zodiac symbols. Base in wood a...
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Vintage 1930s English Art Deco Globes

Materials

Brass

Early 20th Century Metal Armillary Sphere Sundial with Arrow
Located in Atlanta, GA
A metal armillary sphere sundial from the early 20th century. This circa 1920 armillary sphere sundial (also called shadow-clocks or equatorial sundials) features partial exterior ri...
Category

Early 20th Century European Sundials

Materials

Metal

Pair of Classic Astrological Armillary Sphere Table Lamps by Frederick Cooper
By Frederick Cooper
Located in San Diego, CA
Absolutely stunning pair of Armillary Sphere table lamps by the famed Frederick Cooper of Chicago. These beautiful lamps are constructed of copper-plated iron with a solid, turned wo...
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency Table Lamps

Materials

Copper

18th Century French Planetarium and Armillary Sphere by L.-C. Desnos, 1754
By Louis Charles Desnos
Located in Milano, IT
Copernican Planetarium and Ptolemaic Armillary sphere Louis-Charles Desnos (Beauvais, 1725 – Paris, 1791) Paris, the Planetarium 1754; the Armillary Sphere ante 1757 Copernican ...
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Antique 1750s French Louis XV Scientific Instruments

Materials

Paper, Wood

Farquhar Celestial Navigation Armillary Sphere Globe for Dept. of Navy
By Farquhar Transparent Globes
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A beautifully preserved celestial armillary sphere developed by Farquhar in Philadelphia for the Department of the Navy, this model was used for classroom instruction during the 1950...
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20th Century American Globes

Materials

Aluminum

French terrestrial globe and armillary sphere
By Charles Francois Delamarche
Located in Lincolnshire, GB
Two superb examples of Delamarches terrestrial globe and a matching armillary shere both in good original condition standing on ebonised turned bases.
Category

Antique 19th Century French Globes

French Bronze Table Lamp with Armillary Sphere
Located in Fairfax, VA
Brass Celestial Armillary Globe Study Table Lamp. This bronze consisting of a spherical framework of rings, centered on Earth. Fitted with round black lampshade.
Category

Vintage 1950s French Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

  • French Bronze Table Lamp with Armillary Sphere
  • French Bronze Table Lamp with Armillary Sphere
  • French Bronze Table Lamp with Armillary Sphere
  • French Bronze Table Lamp with Armillary Sphere
H 31.5 in. Dm 16 in. L 31.5 in.
French Bronze Table Lamp with Armillary Sphere
Located in Fairfax, VA
Elegant French bronze table lamp with Hillary sphere. This bronze consisting of a spherical framework of rings, centered on Earth. Fitted with oval black lampshade.
Category

Vintage 1950s French Table Lamps

Materials

Bronze

French Early 20th Century Armillary Sphere on Column Pedestal
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A marvelous 20th century French copper and brass armillary, resting atop a column-form pedestal. The fluted pedestal has a 16? diameter and made of reconstituted stone that has acqui...
Category

Early 20th Century French Garden Ornaments

Materials

Cast Stone, Brass, Copper

Bronze and Wrought Iron Armillary Sphere Mounted on a Terracotta Pedestal
Located in Baambrugge, NL
The sphere is early 20th century and the terracotta base 19th century. The pedestal is beautifully decorated and is standing on four paw feet. Because of the vulnerable material t...
Category

Antique 1890s English Renaissance Revival Sundials

Materials

Metal

Armillary Brass Sphere
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Original armillary brass sphere.
Category

20th Century French Nautical Objects

Materials

Brass

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H 14.57 in. Dm 10.63 in.
Iron and Brass Celestial Sphere Armillary
Located in Nantucket, MA
An iron and brass celestial sphere Armillary on a teak base. Kinetic and dimensional with movable rings depicting the orbits of the 9 planets. The brass center represents the sun. Th...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

Materials

Brass, Iron

Mid 20th cent. Italian Armillary (a skeletal celestial sphere)
Located in San Francisco, CA
Brass and wood armillary/celestial globe with astrological signs
Category

20th Century Italian Globes

Materials

Brass

Tall Mid Century Machine Age Style Astrology or Armillary Iron and Brass Sphere
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Standing 30 inches tall and designed in the 'form follows function' way this sphere or globe has a great aesthetic presence as a sculpture and without doubt a function for people int...
Category

Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Globes

Materials

Brass, Iron

Armillary Sphere
Located in San Francisco, CA
Armillary sphere.
Category

20th Century Unknown Architectural Elements

Materials

Metal

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H 52 in. Dm 54 in.
Armillary Sphere
Located in San Francisco, CA
Brass armillary spheres
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Vintage 1950s American Decorative Objects

Materials

Brass

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H 8 in. W 7 in. D 5 in.
Armillary Sphere
Located in San Francisco, CA
Playful armillary sphere.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Decorative Objects

Materials

Metal

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H 15.5 in. W 7 in. D 7 in.
Armillary Sphere
Located in San Francisco, CA
Armillary Sphere
Category

20th Century Unknown Decorative Objects

Materials

Steel

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H 52 in. Dm 48 in.
Armillary Sphere
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wrought iron armillary sphere on cast iron stand.
Category

Early 20th Century American Sundials

Materials

Wrought Iron, Iron

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H 41 in. Dm 24 in.
Steel Armillary Sphere
Located in New York, NY
Early 20th century steel armillary sphere sculpture
Category

Early 20th Century Mobiles and Kinetic Sculptures

  • Steel Armillary Sphere
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H 23.5 in. W 13 in. D 13 in.
Two Armillary Spheres
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Pair of armillary spheres, each depicting Atlas holding the world. One on a tall cast stone base, the other on a cast base with apebble surface.
Category

Vintage 1940s French Garden Ornaments

Materials

Cast Stone, Iron

Armillary Sphere Table Lamp
Located in Austin, TX
A decorative brass Table Lamp in the shape of an Armillary Sphere.
Category

Vintage 1970s French Table Lamps

Materials

Brass

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H 29 in. W 14 in. D 8.5 in.
Italian Armillary Sphere
Located in New Orleans, LA
Visually arresting Italian steel and brass armillary sphere, circa 1900. There is a central steel globe and nine graduated concentric brass rings which rotate on a central axis, held...
Category

Antique Early 1900s Italian Sculptures

Materials

Brass, Steel

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H 40 in. W 22 in. D 12.5 in.
Armillary Sphere (GMD#1915)
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th Century Continental Iron & Bronze Armillary Sphere on Silver Giltwood Stand
Category

Antique 19th Century Globes

  • Armillary Sphere (GMD#1915)
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H 13 in. W 8 in. D 6 in.
Armillary Sphere On Base
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
An armillary sphere with a copper number strip on a cast stome base. wonderful patina on both parts.
Category

20th Century Swedish Sundials

Materials

Cement, Metal

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H 68 in. Dm 16 in.
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Armillary Sphere For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal armillary sphere for your home. Each armillary sphere for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, iron and wood. Your living room may not be complete without a armillary sphere — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right armillary sphere, those designed in Neoclassical, Art Deco and Industrial styles are of considerable interest. Many designers have produced at least one well-made armillary sphere over the years, but those crafted by Charles Francois Delamarche, Farquhar Transparent Globes and Frederick Cooper are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Armillary Sphere?

Prices for a armillary sphere start at $450 and top out at $39,303 with the average selling for $2,383.
Questions About Armillary Sphere
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 17, 2021
    Hellenistic Greeks invented and used armillary spheres in the third century as a way to understand the horizon, meridian, equator, tropics and polar circles of the earth. They function as skeletal globes.