19th Century glass dome with walnut footed base in a tall, narrow, very hard to find size. Doll collectors love these domes to keep their prized dolls protected from dust in their display areas, while the Victorians used them to display beautiful objects including clocks, wax and human hair novelty items, taxidermy, bridal displays and much more in their public living spaces.
This example measured on the outside as displayed is 8-1/2 inches across the base and 18 inches high. The display area inside the dome measures 6-1/4 inches wide by 15-1/2 inches tall.
All in excellent condition and estimated mid to late Victorian, c1870 - 1890s. Glass has no cracks and very minimal distortion for Victorian glass. The base has marring and a hole on the hidden underside that was used to turn the wood on the lathe during the making. I have not used any polish or blackening agents on the base, but would be happy to do so for the buyer if they desire.
This has been in my personal collection for nearly forty years. The last photo shows an 11 inch tall bisque doll displayed inside the dome to give you an idea of the scale for display. The doll is not included in this listing.
This will be carefully packed and the dome fully stuffed for shipment. I have had a good deal of experience packing these domes for shipment and have successfully shipped these without damage for many years. Shipping costs are estimated and any overage will be refunded once it has been packed and weighed accurately for actual shipment.
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