The cherry 5 minute hourglass measures 6" tall. It is made with hand blown glass and is fixed within a hand polished cherry wood case. The sand filler is purple in color. This item is ideal for keeping track of telephone conversations, meetings & other time sensitive tasks, limited only by ones imagination. This is a very popular gift for corporate events and parties. Hourglasses are aesthetically pleasing ornaments, rather than accurate timepieces. This hourglass is usually accurate to within 2 minutes.