The origin of the hourglass is uncertain. It is believed that the Roman armies used them during the night; It was also said that they were invented by a French monk at the end of the 8th century. At that time, Charlemagne, the king of the Francs, had one so large that it only needed to be turned over every 12 hours. Hourglasses were used commonly during navigation trips to establish the duration of the days of work within the ship.
This classic hourglass is inspired by the Baroque style of art and was widely used during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries
Runs for 15 minutes.
Height: 6.5 in
Width: 3.5 in