This unique gemstone globe is in very good condition with only m. Inor signs of wear from normal use. There is some minor discoloration on some of the brass from tarnishing. It is handcrafted by using more than 30 different semi-precious gemstones from all over the world. At the bottom of the stand, a precise glass-topped compass is built in and incorporated to complement the globe.
Each country on the globe is inlaid from 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 to adjacencies. The elements of the globe are created out of Tanzanite, 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 nickel, embedded through the globe. Each globe requires ten individual steps to compose and it takes more hundreds of hours of labor to complete! Some minor re-assembly of the base will be required.
We sell mostly Vintage and Antique goods, if you are expecting items to be in brand new condition, then most of the items we sell are not for you. Vintage and Antique items are very rarely in absolute pristine or new condition, they are what they are, older and in used condition. Please use the photos to help judge content and condition If you are unsure in any way please ask. The item "VINTAGE ALEXANDER KALIFANO MOTHER OF PEARL GEMSTONE 36 TALL WORLD FLOOR GLOBE" is in sale since Tuesday, September 1, 2020.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World & Celestial Globes". The seller is "tonto1117" and is located in Ada, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.