Large, 60-minute hourglass that makes an excellent accent piece. It has a gorgeous classic design and is well-constructed. Stands 9.5 inches tall and has a 6-inch base.
May come unassembled, and the time is off by a couple minutes.
Frameless blown glass design makes this hourglass stand out. Its blue sand doesn't stop running, and despite the low price, this is a fairly accurate 15-minute hourglass. Stands 6.5 inches tall.
This all-glass piece is very fragile, and some customers noted that it can be difficult to stand upright.
Sleek metal frame and smaller size make this a good gift or office decoration. Stands 7 inches tall and runs for 15 minutes.
Feet may be uneven and sand may stop running occasionally. Best as a decoration.
Cheaper option for a full 60-minute hourglass. The wooden frame is sturdy and there are four sand colors available. Stands 8 inches tall.
Glass piece may be slightly loose in frame.
Elegant and affordable, this crystal hourglass looks nice on a desk or mantle. It runs 30 minutes with accuracy, and there are a few sand colors to choose from.
Sand may become stuck if kept in a humid environment. Easily breakable.
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Hourglasses are famous as the timer of choice for villians in the movies. But they can be used as a cool piece of artwork in your home too. The hourglass consists of two connected clear glass or plastic bulbs containing sand. As you turn the hourglass upside down, the sand will run from the top bulb into the bottom bulb. The sand passes through the narrow connection between the two bulbs. It always takes the same amount of time for all the sand to run from the top bulb into the bottom bulb. Hourglasses often will have frames around them, consisting of wood, metal, glass, or plastic. The frame serves to protect the bulbs of the hourglass, while also giving the unit a sturdy base. For a splash of color, manufacturers will apply a dye to the sand inside the bulbs.