Collectable because of their combined historical and practical value. Some glasses measured up to two hours, used at a time when church pews were designed by the Inquisition to torture the human back. 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. 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.
Heavyweight bronze 30-minute hourglass on wood stand
This sandglass is hand tooled from solid brass and the glass is hand blown
Running time is 30 Minutes
Made with great craftsmanship it is accurate within 10 percentile
Designed for the Age of Sail, now at home in any oval or executive office
Dimensions: 13.5 cm
rder your boat in a bottle kit today! It’s the perfect gift for your curious child. Share the secrets of constructing this famed and puzzling creation. This set teaches hand-eye coordination and problem solving, and will keep them entertained for hours!
A favourite with sailors for centuries, and a proud display piece for anyones desk, the ship in a bottle is a fun puzzle that still perplexes people to this day.
This fun model kit contains everything a child needs to build the famous boat-in-a-bottle illusion made famous by ship captains and hobbyists.
The kit is perfect for the inquisitive child who asks the question “how do they do that?”
Using simple step by step directions, children will learn the secrets to this historic model building technique, and after finishing they will have a wonderful piece to show off to there friends and family.
Kit Includes: Boat pieces, bottle, magnetic locking display and model building tools. Packaged in a beautifully hand made box that can be later used to store your own treasures.
Dimensiune 14 cm
Suport de bronz