Sand timers were critical to shipping into the 19th century. Ship’s hourglasses were calibrated to the half hours of the ship’s watch.
Hourglasses were often depicted in paintings during the Renaissance. Artists painted still lifes called vanitas, filled with symbolic objects to remind viewers of their mortality and of the transience of worldly things.
This beautiful antiqued brass and wood piece will be a handsome piece for fans of all things nautical, and a beautiful accessory to your desk.
Dimensions 7.28 x 5.12 x 10.04