Henry Hughes Vintage Hourglass Wonder

Original price was: $31.99.Current price is: $18.99.Each


  • Crafted by renowned brand Henry Hughes in 1941.
  • Made of premium brass with a black antique polish.
  • Features compass attachments for added maritime allure.
  • Engraved with a timeless message inspiring journeys and new beginnings.

Product details


580 g


9 L x 9 W x 16.7 H cm


Henry Hughes Son LTD





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Delve into the exquisite world of Henry Hughes’ creations, with this iconic hourglass that flawlessly marries function with beauty. Replica of 1941 in London hourglass, this timeless artifact is a marriage of history and art, seamlessly blending vintage aesthetics with modern day functionality.

Historical Nautical Charm

Historical Legacy: The Henry Hughes brand, originating from London in 1941, has been synonymous with quality, craftsmanship, and vintage charm. This hourglass is no exception.

Robust Construction: Made with premium brass material and given a black antique polish, its weight of 580g testifies to its superior quality.

Perfect Dimensions: With a height of 16.7cm and width of 9cm, it’s designed to grace your space without overwhelming it.

Functional Art with a Message

Timed to Perfection: The white sand flow offers a mesmerizing view, taking approximately 3 minutes and 30 seconds to complete its journey, reminding us of the importance of every passing moment.

Compass Attachments: Enriched with compasses on both the top and bottom, it’s not just an hourglass but a guiding symbol for direction in life.

Inspirational Branding: Engraved on the compass lid is the profound message: “A Journey of 1000 Miles begins with a single step.” Every glance at this hourglass is a reminder of life’s incredible journey and the importance of taking that first step.

A Gift for Every Occasion

Perfect for any occasion, be it a birthday, anniversary, or just a token of love, the hourglass serves as an elegant decor piece. Its rich marine history makes it a fitting gift for the maritime enthusiast, history buff, or anyone with a penchant for vintage collectibles.

Additional Information

Care & Instructions

Cleaning Method

  • For your hourglass, polish brass and steel with a soft cloth, use brass cleaner for tarnish. Dust wood parts gently, and if needed, apply wood cleaner sparingly. Clean aluminum with a damp cloth and mild detergent, drying thoroughly afterward.


  • Protect your hourglass from excessive moisture. While brass, steel, and aluminum can withstand some humidity, wood may warp or crack, and metal components might tarnish under prolonged exposure.

Avoiding Chemicals

  •  Keep the hourglass away from harsh chemicals and abrasives. These can damage the surface finishes and potentially affect the glass integrity.
  • An hourglass measures time through the flow of sand from one bulb to another, traditionally used to mark short periods, such as an hour, in a visually engaging manner.
  • Products ship within 2 business days after payment. Delivery times vary based on destination ZIP Code and shipping service, especially during busy periods. For more details, check our Shipping Policy.
  • Quality is paramount, and our hourglasses undergo strict inspection. If you receive a defective or damaged product, please contact us at contact@craple.com with an unboxing video and photos for warranty support.
  • How is the hourglass delivered?
    Delivered using the customer-selected shipping service, carefully packaged to protect its delicate components.
  • Do I need any documents for delivery?
    No, standard delivery does not require additional documentation.
  • Why isn’t shipping free?
    Shipping costs vary by location; we keep product and shipping costs separate for full pricing transparency.
  • Is my order/payment secure?
    Yes, we ensure secure transactions through our presence on reputable platforms such as Etsy, eBay, and Amazon.
  • Accessories shown in images are for presentation purposes and may not be included with the hourglass.
  • Given the variety of materials and handcrafted nature of these hourglasses, slight variations in color, finish, and texture may occur, adding to the uniqueness of each piece.

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