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Antique French replica hour glass on bronze stand with wooden base.
Channel a feeling of nostalgia and history into your study or library with the Authentic Models Bronzed 30 Minute Hourglass.
With an elegant tapered brass column stand, the hourglass is positioned to perfection.
Gimbaled construction allows for easy turning and the design is completed by a French finished wooden base.
Inspired by French admiralty, this distinctive accessory was used on naval galleons before the invention of the humble clock.
Calibrated to measure 30 minutes at a time, a half hour on board was marked when the sand had finished filtering out, known as a 'Glass', then, the navigator in charge would signal the bell for the crew on ship watch - one ring for the first glass, two rings for an hour and so on.
Artisan crafted with meticulous care by skilled craftsmen, each item is unique and slight variations in appearance are to be expected and celebrated as no two items are exactly alike.