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Solid Ziricote Wood Hourglass With Spiral Spindles


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This custom Signature Collection hourglass is handcrafted from solid ziricote wood grown in Central America. Often referred to as a "poor man's" ebony, this is a dark, very striking wood. The color is brown with irregular dark brown and black streaking. Ziricote is the most dramatic member of the Cordia genus, which grows in Central and tropical South America. It it also the heaviest, most dense wood we carry. Combined with glass bulbs hand-blown in England, this sand timer makes a bold statement in any room.

As with all wood each piece will vary slightly in graining and color making each hourglass unique. Hourglasses are handmade so sizes are approximate.


Hourglass Sand Timers Made in USA   Made in the USA

Hourglass Sand Timer Engraving Available   Engraving available - see ideas - request quote 

 Made when ordered, usually arrives within 2 weeks.


  • 6"D x 10"H
  • Available fully assembled (as shown) or in kit form. Kits are available with two options:
    1. You assemble, no sand -  for customers who want to add their own sand (i.e. two different colors). Note: globe provided has a larger hole to accommodate different types of sand so timer accuracy is not ensured.
    2. You assemble, sand included - for customers who want a more accurate hourglass.  The natural sand you see pictured comes with your kit.

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