AMHG007
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Collection: AM Age of Sail

3.25 x 3.25 x 5.25 in Reg. $79.00 (CAD)
 now: $71.25 (CAD) 


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AMHG007
Bronzed 30 Minute Hourglass, Admiralty Brass and Wood
Hourglass, Nautical and Marine Accessory, Navigation Tool
AM Age of Sail Collection


Diameter 3.25 x Height 5.25 inch
Diameter 8 x Height 13.5 cm

  • 18th Century industrial design, bronze and wood…
  • Hand tooled from solid bronzed admiralty brass - Hand blown glass, filled with special fine-grained silicone sand
  • Wood base - Hourglass measures 30 minutes
  • Collectable because of their combined historical and practical value
  • 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.



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    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…
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