Hourglass dated 1763

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France, c. 1763, three glass vials with spherical ampoules containing eggshell colored, the centers joined by colored twine and lashed with gold thread, the brass casing with chased scrolls, punch decorated frieze depicting stallions and marked 1763, twisted columns, lower door for access to vials and rotating mounting device on the reverse.

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