This type of rotary clock, it was widely used in navigation, in principle for their ability to make the turn that the sailors had to do every half hour , to get to know, if only approximately, the latitude of the ship and then because it is fitted with a compass, essential for good seamanship course of the ship.
Our hourglass is a symbolic reproductionminiaturized, no longer seeks such use, because it is only a minute for its small size, but a fine example for those instruments that were part of many discoveries from overseas during the fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
It is made of wood and brass and beautifully decorated with a compass rose at its base.
It is accompanied by a brief historical overview of the hourglass.
Height: 13.5 cm
Base: 9 x 9 cm
Hourglass diameter: 5 cm
1 opinion(s) "Spinning hourglass"
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