Rare turned whale Ivory and hard wood hour glass probably American. The hour glass retains the original blown glass sections which have the original sting connector at the center.At the top and bottom of the glass are beautifully turned and scribed discs about 1/2 inch thick. Seperating the two discs around the perimeter are five balister turned post made from whale ivory. At the top of each disc are 4 knb turned whale ivory feet. Decorating the hour glass are turned small whale ivory finials placed mid way between each balister on each disc.
Note: This is the only example of a scrimshaw hourglass we have examined.
Condition: The hour glass has a mellow patina and is in excellent condition. (SC-1047)
Dimensions: Height 5, Diameter 2 1/2 inches