This unique, vintage gemstone globe is painstakingly handcrafted using more than 30 different semi-precious gemstones from all over the world!
The globe uses large amounts of lapis stone that is powdered, prepared and poured to make the ocean part of the globe.
Each country is inlaid in a different stone, and the stones are individually cut and ground to exacting interlocking shapes, polished and set into this exquisite piece of art with care and attention.
The elements of the globe are created out of lapis lazuli, mother of pearl, amethyst, African jade, tiger's eye, jasper, turquoise, purple quartz, onyx, unakite, abalone, green marble and many other beautifully hued and richly veined stones.
The latitude and longitude lines are very thin ribbons of polished brass, embedded through the globe.
There is a floating compass embedded in the base of the stand.
These globes require ten individual steps to compose and it takes more than 1500 hours of labor to complete!
A true work of art.
This example is vintage and so has lovely wear.
Overall 32cm x 32cm including the stand
Globe circumference 69cm
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. Please note there is tarnishing to the brass stand. The pivot screws need tightening as the globe has a tendency to come to rest with the heaviest gemstone section at the bottom due to gravity.