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SANDTIMER IN BRASS FRAME
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19TH CENTURY SANDTIMER IN BRASS FRAME

Wall sandglass mounted on oval brass background (42 cm. / 12’’), with decorations depicting
Father Time, cloaked in a loin cloth like the Greek god Kronos.
The wings of the old man point to ‘tempus fugit’: the passing of time, while the shortness of life
is represented by the scythe that cuts off time.
The hourglass is surrounded by a wreath of grape leaves.
The sandglass itself in which the sand keeps running away can of course be turned round time and again.
A new time period: all begins again.
It is indeed an hourglass brimming with symbolism.
Large sandglass (17 cm. / 6’’) filled with fine ground orange marble.
Running time: 30 mins.

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If you have any questions the quickest way to reach us is to send an email to info@gjaltkemp-scheepsantiek.nl or call us on +31(0)630778049.

We are located in Heemskerk, The Netherlands where you can visit our showroom.

We deliver worldwide.