This 30 minute hourglass is a true collectors model that can be displayed as your desk accessory or table centerpiece in your home or office. Brass timer on sturdy, attractive wood stand. Colors are bronze and brown.
18th C. industrial design, bronze and wood. Collectable because of their combined historical and practical value. Some glasses measured up to two hours, used at a time when church pews were designed by the Inquisition to torture the human back. Ships' hourglasses were calibrated to the half hour of the ship’s watch, and if the helmsman didn’t turn the glass too early it actually doubled in defining longitude. Navigators tried to keep count of the hours: the galleons wrecked on the Western Australian reefs remind us of the perils of incorrectly kept time. To appreciate the important symbolism of the hourglass look at Renaissance painted still lifes, also called vanitas, filled with symbolism and morals. They very often depict hourglasses.
Didn't feel it was as quality as it should be for the price... felt kind of tacky. Maybe it was just the model I got.
Well made and sturdy with nice compact heft. Bought two and both within a minute of 30 minutes.
I got this for my husband, he was a aircraft Naval navigator for almost 30 years and on an aircraft carrier for a lot of his life. I was drawn to the story of the hourglass being used for navigation in ships. My husband was overwhelmed by this gift. I only wish they had included the story for my husband to read. I had to read it to him but if he could have read it upon opening it, it would have been more meaningful. Great quality and fabulous gift!
Very satisfied with purchase. Very smart looking accessory. I expect to enjoy it for a long while.
Nice. Like it. Well made..
Functional and beautiful this sturdy hourglass is wonderful for both hourglass and nautical lovers! Standing 12" tall the blend of traditional and modern styling makes this hourglass the perfect decoration for...
This is our best selling hourglass and it's easy to see why - cherry finished wood contrasting with white sand, this sand timer is a classic and sells out every...
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Filled with vibrant red sand this is a heavy, substantial piece. The hourglass is encased in acrylic, protecting it from breaking, making it an ideal gift for children (or children...