Gold Filled. The globe material is undetermined. Too heavy for glass. Looks like white alabaster stone. The hand painted continents and ocean coloring has faded from use. Remnants of lettering for Africa and others can be seen. This is a charming piece that can easily be worn on a chain as a necklace. If you collect fobs, this one's not often seen. Ca., 1900 and makes a great addition to any collection.