Lifetime Hourglass Keepsake UrnsHandmade in the USA exclusively by our parent company UPD - United Priority Distributors. Choose the Nautical Theme, Country Theme or Contemporary Theme.
We use domestic and exotic solid hardwoods with hand cast detailed ornaments: choose the Cross, Lighthouse, Anchor or Winged Heart. Each hourglass keepsake can be personalized with a name plate of your loved one.
You may also choose clear or opaque glass. Full detailed instructions are included.
What a wonderful way to honor your loved one's memory and reflect on the sands of time and the lifetime and love that you shared.
History of the HourglassThe hourglass, also known as a sand timer, sand glass, or sand clock, is a device traditionally used for the measurement of time.
Since the hourglass was one of the few reliable methods of measuring time at sea, it may have been used as far back as the 11th century, where it would have complimented the magnetic compass as an aid in sea navigation.
Not until the 14th century is there actual evidence of their existence, appearing in a painting by Ambrogio Lorenzetti in 1328. The earliest written records came from the same period and appear on lists of ship supplies.
From the 15th century on, they were being used widely at sea, in churches, at work, and for cooking. The first dependable, reusable, reasonably accurate method of measuring time.