Large size painted hourglass made in Italy early 17th century

Painted wooden hourglass composed of two hexagonal bases resting on six ball-shaped feet connected by six straight columns carved in the shape of a rope, all painted in red and green.

Inside there is a vial made of two clear bubble glass ampoules resting on two green painted wooden rings. These two ampoules are joined together by wax covered with black waxed paper and a waxed cord.

A polychrome silica sand inside.

Dimensions: height of 34.7 cm x diameter of 12.8 cm.

Italy first half of the XVIIth century.

Reference : D ex AV1

Price on request.

 

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Large size painted hourglass made in Italy early 17th century.

Large size painted hourglass made in Italy early 17th century.

Large size painted hourglass made in Italy early 17th century.

Large size painted hourglass made in Italy early 17th century.

Large size painted hourglass made in Italy early 17th century.

Large size painted hourglass made in Italy early 17th century.