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Authentic Models HG008 30 Minute Hourglass on Stand in Bronzed

$119.00

Availability : Backordered and is estimated to ship on Dec 30, 2014.


 


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Authentic Models 30 Minute Hourglass on Stand in Bronzed

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. Ship's hourglasses were calibrated to the half hours 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 observe, Renaissance painted still lives, also called Vanitas, filled with symbolism and morals. They very often depict hourglasses.

Key Features

  • Heavyweight bronze 30-minute hourglass on wood stand
  • This sandglass is hand tooled from solid brass and the glass is hand blown
  • Running time is 30 Minutes
  • Made with great craftsmanship it is accurate within 10 percentile
  • Designed for the Age of Sail, now at home in any oval or executive office
HG008 Specifications

Dimensions: 7-2/7" x 5-1/10" x 10"

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