An early 20th Century French glass globe newel post finial or boule d'escalier. These wonderful finials were used as decorative elements at the bottom of a staircase on the newel post. This one is made of two layers of cased glass with the cobalt glass surface cut back creating a map of the world. Brass hardware base. We have several other boules available in various colors. Circa 1900. 6.5"h (including base) x 4" diameter Base: 2" diameter x 1.5"h Weight: 1.8 lbs.