Pythagoras Hourglass - 12 cm Height - Handcrafted in Italy - Pewter
This gorgeous pewter hourglass, hand-made by Italian craftsmen, complete with special touchmarks within the pewter, is reminiscent of, and inspired by, classical design respectful to the age-old traditions of time measurement.
Throughout history, scientists, physicists, alchemists, engineers and mathematicians (Pythagoras - Pitagora in Italian - could be said to have been all of these!), have all used the hourglass to make sense of the world, in terms of both conventional and abstract time and space.
The hand-cast pewter frame both supports and protects the glass, and the soft pewter hue adds to the timeless beauty of watching sands of time trickle from top to bottom.
Running Time is 2.5 minutes - a soft boiled egg, or formalising time for a turn on a board game!
Size: Height 12 cm, Diameter 7 cm
Weight: 460 g
Time: 2.5 minutes
Materials Used: Pewter, Glass
Designers: Enrico Cosi & Sergio Tabellini.
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100% Lead Free
All Cosi Tabellini Pewter is 100% lead-free, so it is totally food & drink safe, and is both EU and US FDA approved.
Cosi Tabellini pieces come gift-boxed with a guarantee card and instructions on how to care for pewter.