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Early 18th Century Walnut Hourglass.

Absolutely stunning early C18th Hourglass in Orchard Walnut standing almost 21 cm’s tall and 14.5 cm’s in diameter. Unusually having just the three very chunky turnings leading into superbly moulded ends. The very boldly hand blown glass globes with wonderful heat Striations to the glass are filled with a fine sand  and the centre sealed with a wax and string ball. Because the two ‘bulbs’ are larger than usual, when it was made, the inside of the turning have had to be adjusted to accommodate this circumference. This beautiful piece looks and feels very English with a late William and Mary/Queen Anne look. I would put the date around Circa 1710 at the latest. Untouched and an incredible colour throughout this is an exceptional example of a highly collectable Hourglass.

Dimensions

21cm’s Tall 14cm’s diameter


Condition report

Excellent untouched condition 1700-1710
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  • Since 1918, BADA has been the leading association for the antiques and fine art trade
  • Members are elected for their knowledge, integrity and quality of stock
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  • Our dealers’ membership is reviewed and renewed annually
  • Bada.org is a non-profit site: clients deal directly with members and they pay no hidden fees
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