Hourglass Keepsake UrnsHandmade in the USA exclusively by our parent company UPD - United Priority Distributors you have options to 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 cremation urn can be personalized with a name plate of your loved one or we would be happy to work with you and pt anything on the urn you wish with our in-house Custom Urn Graphic Department.
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 HourglassA Device, also known as a sand timer, sand glass, or sand clock, is traditionally used for the measurement of time.
Since the instrument 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.