An old rustic heavy egg timer or sand timer.
This egg timer lasts for four minutes. It is made from cast iron and measures approx. 15cm tall. It has a hexagonal shaped top and bottom with a design on each end which is very much like the Celtic knot.
It is vintage, and appears to have been stored away for quite a while. It is a little grubby and has a few knocks here and there, where the glass coating has chipped. There is a little black paint on the glass and there is rust where the connectors meet the top.
A great addition to a vintage kitchen.