Pair of Antique French Glass Tall Domes

A pair of original antique French tall glass domes, circa late 1800s, early 1900s.  In good condition, with original fine hand-blown glass and timber base.  Sold as a pair or individually.

Glass domes were first used in Italy in the early 1600s as a covering for garden plants to prevent frost damage and to promote early growth.  Traditionally used to display fine and exquisite collections of natural wonders such as plants and mosses, rare corals, shells and butterflies or luxury jewellery and keepsakes, in recent times they have also been used in new and inventive ways such as the display of rare books, vintage ephemera, photo’s, bottles. curios..the list goes on.  These  beautiful antique French  glass domes are extremely rare and collectible.

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Key Information

  • FRENCH CIRCA late 1800S, early 1900s
  • HAND BLOWN GLASS
  • ORIGINAL timber STANDS
  • RARE AND COLLECTIBLE
  • Height on Base 50cm Diameter 19cm
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