Finally the 'Hourglass' - well these do not actually last for an hr but 5 mins and 15 mins respectively and are a contemporary interpretation of the classic sand timer that dates back to the 8th century. When I was growing up my grandmother always used her 'egg timer' and the smaller version(16cm) is perfect for the 5 minute, boiled egg. The larger piece is a pièce de résistance of craftsmanship at a whopping 25cm, the delicate, ridged design highlighted in the two-tone glass of smoke/pink or Green/amber. Naturally I want both of them and am on a quest to find something that we cook regularly that takes 15mins although, to be honest, these are slightly too glamorous for the kitchen!
5 Minute - H 16 ø 4 Sand
15 Minute - H 25 ø 6,5 Black Sand