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. Silver timer on sturdy, attractive rosewood stand, painted black and distressed for a nice contrast.
18th C. industrial design, like it's bronzed counterpart .18th Century industrial design, collectible because of its combined historical and practical value with an aged patina and distressed stand. 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.
This is a truly beautiful item! Well made with nice natural sand shade. The base is one of the best I've seen for small glasses like this one. Highly recommended!
This freestanding timer runs for 15 minutes and is available with white or black sand. Great for timing conversations, meditation or just as decoration! Specifications: 3"D x 6.5"H Engraving...
As the Victorian cotton and woolen mills closed throughout the industrial North of England and Scotland over the last 40 years the antique wooden bobbins and shuttles left behind have been transformed...
LOW INVENTORY This cute timer will fit anywhere! Measures 5 minutes of time with beautiful gold sand. Also available with an optional wood base to give it some added height/visual...