Very cute, just like the picture in the catalog.
The quality has greatly improved since the 2011 review. There is no glue showing anywhere, no scratches and very well made.
This item was very poorly made. Not only was it leaking sand but the glue holding the hourglass in place was poorly applied. It looked as if a child had constructed it minus the charm. It looked nothing like the sample in the picture.
The timer is very poorly made. The painted edges were scraped and the glue keeping the hourglass in place was thick lumpy and badly painted. I notice in the picture of the item you cannot see the glue but it is very obvious on the one I received. The quality of the product is not worth the price. I am returning this item.