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Strom Solid Brass 30 Minute Sandglass on Stand

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18th century industrial design, bronze and wood... Collectible 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 hours of the ships watch, and if the helmsman didnt 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 synbolism of the houglass observe, Renaissance printed still lifes, also called Vanitas, filled with symbolism and morals. They very often depict hourglasses. This handsome, classic hourglass once ruled the schedule on a French Admirals command vessel. A wonderful gift, an accessory with an interesting history. The classic simplicity of line will add charm to any decor!

  • Classic French Admiralty 30 Minute Glass
  • Interesting Story How Half Hours Have Ruled Ships Time for Centuries
  • Clever Gimbaled Construction Allows for Easy Turning and Keeps Glass Level
  • Beautiful Tapered Columned Stand Shows Glass Off to Perfection
  • Hand-Tooled From Solid Brass
  • Beautifully Finished Wooden Base
ColourBronze / Honey
MaterialSolid Brass, Glass, Solid Cherrywood Timber
Measurement18.5cm W x 13cm D x 25.5cm H
BrandAuthentic Models
Return PolicyThis item is NOT eligible for our 14 day change of mind return

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