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 for a nice contrast.
18th C. industrial design, like it's bronzed counterpart (product AM001). 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.
Filled with vibrant colors this is a solid timer. The hourglass is encased in acrylic, protecting it from breaking, making it an ideal gift for children (or children at heart)....
Standing a total of 11.5" tall, this modern hourglass with either yellow or green sand is beautifully presented in a contemporary wood and metal stand. The wood stand is made...
Made from recycled industrial artifacts from the World War II era, this bobbin hourglass is a historic piece of art and a beautiful addition to your decor! Quick Overview Made...