A fortune teller's crystal ball on a giltwood stand

A wonderful, unusual, vintage crystal gazing ball and stand.

The base of the stand is giltwood, with red stone eyes to mimic rubies, the ball being supported by three stylised lions/foo dogs/dragons.

The glass ball is a later addition as it is fairly smooth whereas very early ones are rippled. It nestles perfectly in the stand. It’s large itself at around 13cm. It’s very heavy. The skull shown is life size for scale.

These are very rare, decorative things and becoming so hard to find, so do not miss out. This is a wonderful example.

The perfect centrepiece on a gypsy table, or addition to your wunderkammer. A great piece for any interior.


All approximate 

Ball c.13cm diameter 


Condition: Where there are specific points to note we will detail these as far as possible but please be aware that all our items have wear commensurate with age and are as seen in the photographs. If you require any specific information please do not hesitate to get in contact.

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