Up for bid is this brass hourglass which actually times one hour, and is 9-3/8" tall. It contains white sand, has the signs of the Zodiac on the top, and Roman numerals around the bottom. The brass is a little dull and needs polishing but otherwise this is a beautiful piece!You are buying from a smoke-free home! Most of what I sell on ebay is use d - either from a rummage sale, garage sale, estate sale, or auction so sometimes the items have some flaws. I do my best to examine each item carefully and describe it as closely and exactly as I can. However, in the event that I miss something, keep in mind that you are buying "as is", so please ask questions before you bid. I accept Paypal, money orders, or cashiers checks. I ship via USPS within 3 business days of receiving payment. I will insure an item at the requestof, and expense of the buyer - please let me know if you would like it. I will not be held responsible for non insured packages or long delivery times due to delays at the U.S. Postal Service. If you are living in Alaska or Hawaii, I will be adding $1 to your shipping amount when I send you your invoice. Will ship within the US only. NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING!