Timeless symbolism, hourglasses are meaningful and collectable because of their combined historical and practical value. 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. Designed for the “Age of Sail” and now at home in any den or executive office. The glass is hand-blown and the stand is made of bronze with a walnut finish wood base.
- Historical & Practical Value
- Mariners Hourglass
- Dimensions: 7.25 x 5 x 10 in. (18.5 x 13 x 25.5 cm)