Large brass hourglass with coat-of-arms of Colbert family made circa 1680.

Large brass hourglass with coat-of-arms of Colbert family made circa 1680.

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Dimensions

26,1 cm high

Circa

1680

Country of manufacture

France

Categories: Sandglasses, Timekeeping

Description

Large historical hourglass in brass with hexagonal bases. 

On one side the coat of arms of a member of the Colbert family (“Or, a snake wavy

Azure in pale” surmounted by a knight’s helmet).

On the other side a decoration of leaves and geometric motifs. 

Six columns resting on a frieze with trefoil decoration. 

Very fine eggshell sand. Brown fabric joint covered with brocade threads.

Dimensions: height 26.1 cm x length 6.8 cm.

France dated around 1680.   

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FR Galerie Delalande Paris

After 37 years in Le Louvre des Antiquaires, the Delalande gallery moved early June 2015 to 35 rue de Lille, 75007 Paris, on the other side of the Seine River in the well known antic shops area "le Carré Rive Gauche".
Our main specialties are, since 1976, Marine and Scientific instruments, Tobacco and Opium objects, Curiosities and Great Canes.
We participate to international antique fairs (TEFAF Maastricht) and are unique partner of the French Maritime Museum.
Eric Delalande is also Administrator of the French Experts National Company (C.N.E.).
Please visit also our two websites, which are frequently updated: www.antiquites-delalande.fr (French) and www.delalande-antiques.com (English). ----------------------------


La Galerie Delalande s'est installée en juin 2015 au 35 rue de Lille (75007 Paris), au coeur de la capitale dans le "Carré Rive Gauche", après 37 années de présence au Louvre des Antiquaires.
Nous nous sommes orientés, depuis 1976, vers plusieurs spécialités : Marine et Sciences, Objets du tabac et de l'Opium, Cannes de collection et Curiosités.
Nous participons à des salons d'envergure internationale (TEFAF Maastricht) et sommes partenaires exclusifs du Musée National de la Marine.
Eric Delalande est également Administrateur de la Compagnie Nationale des Experts (C.N.E.).
N'hésitez pas à visiter nos deux sites internet fréquemment mis à jour : www.antiquites-delalande.fr (Français) and www.delalande-antiques.com (Anglais).

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