Murano hourglass, 18 cm in height


Timekeeping at leisure: hourglasses made with the finest Italian craftsmanship. Just like watches from Glashütte, Murano glass also enjoys legal protection of origin—and the art of producing and processing glass on Murano, an island near Venice, Italy, is a thousand years old. The two contrastingly colored glass halves are seamlessly joined by hand, straight from the furnace, using the traditional incalmo technique.


The ticking of a mechanical movement turns time into music, while the flow of sand through the hourglass turns it into a sculpture. Murano hourglass in amber green, 18 cm in height.