The classical sand timer is now a miniature decorative piece for your home. The ancient hourglass has been a timekeeper for a thousand of years, originating in medieval Europe. This hourglass is made by hand with brass, glass, and sand, nothing else. The powder white sand falls between the two glass containers, universally indicating the passage of time. Supporting the glass is a decorative brass framing made a miniature size to enjoy anywhere. An ideal piece for a table top in the living room or guest room. But these are also commonly used practically, such as timing various cooking projects in the kitchen. Anyway, you use it, it will shine for its practicality and it's classical style, anywhere and anytime.