A rare quadruple glass sand-glass set, Nuremburg, circa 1700,
Lot 131
A rare quadruple glass sand-glass set,
Nuremburg, circa 1700,
£3,000 - 5,000
US$ 3,800 - 6,300

Lot Details
A rare quadruple glass sand-glass set, Nuremburg, circa 1700,
not signed, but with a Nuremberg master-mark of an arrow repeated four times, the four-glass set for 15, 30, 45 and 60 minutes with cloth, wax and twine bindings, in wall-mounted brass frame with twist columns and stamped decoration overall, one side hinged with four securing hooks, 7 by 8¼in (18 by 21cm)

Footnotes

  • For similar German sand-glass sets see:

    ATTALI, Jacques, Mémoire de Sabliers, Editions de l'Amateur, 1997, p.50.

    TURNER, Anthony, The Time Museum: Catalogue of the Collection Volume I Part 3 - Water-clocks, Sand-glasses, Fire-clocks, Time Museum, 1984, pp.92-3 and pp.96-7.
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