Authentic Models Bronzed 30 Minute Hourglass
Special Price £46.50 you save 21%
Product Code: AU0283
Brass and glass hourglass on wooden base.
A charming alternative to the traditional timepiece, the Bronzed 30 Minute Hourglass is a fine addition for your home interior.
Steeped in history, it is inspired by a traditional 18th century industrial design, sculpted from hand-tooled solid brass with an antique bronzed finish.
An elegant nautical accessory, it is the perfect companion to add character to your study or lounge interior.
Measuring 30 minutes in time, it was originally used before the invention of a clock for the 24 hour schedule of gruelling shifts on enduring naval boats.
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.
About The Brand
First founded by Haring Piebenga in the 1960s, Authentic Models started as a model ships workshop on the edge of one of Amsterdam's most famous canals. Now an international design icon, Authentic Models create antique inspired furnishings and home accessories which evoke a nostalgic sense of the past. Representing four centuries of aviation, nautical exploration, soldiers on campaign, science and discovery, the inspirational Authentic Models collection will add a touch of history and antique allure to your interior design scheme.
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