Victorian Curio Dome
A late 19th century glass dome set on its original black painted wooden base, which may have once been a globe de mariée, un reliquaire d'amour - a marriage dome, that held love tokens amongst gilded wire foliage.
Create your very own precious unobtainable world in miniature, just as the Victorians did; use this magical antique dome to display a collection of shells, feathers, manuscripts, dried flowers or taxidermy, or any other curiosities that inspire. The fine hand-blown glass contains small air bubble inclusions and imperfections, only found in antique glass, which will lend your diorama an ethereal quality.
Year of manufacture: c. 1880
Material: Glass with wood base
Diameter: Base 21.5 cm Glass 19cm
Height: Overall 53cm Glass 49.5cm