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The sandglass is mounted horizontally on a wall bracket with a reversible hinge. The bracket is surmounted with a cast crest composed of scrolls terminating in acanthus leaves and dolphins flanking the head of an angel. The molded edge of the bracket is dentiled, and triangular braces with...

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Provenance

By 1956, John Hunt, London and Dublin; 1957, sold by Hunt to the MFA for £1,500. (Accession Date: June 5, 1957)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Charlotte Beebe Wilbour

English or German, about 1550

Object Place

England or Germany

Dimensions

H. (wall mounted, open) 22.1 cm (18 11/16 in.); W. 17.9 cm (7 1/16 in.); Diameter 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in.); Weight: 620.9 gm (19 oz 19 dwt)

Accession Number

57.533

Medium or Technique

Silver gilt, blown glass, silk, gold thread

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver