Alexander Kalifano Mother of Pearl Gemstone Inlay Rotating Compass Globe 18
Alexander Kalifano Mother of Pearl Gemstone Inlay Rotating Table Top Compass Globe 18. This unique Mother of Pearl gemstone globe is in great preowned condition! This globe has a dedication plate on the side. This can be taken off of course and may need cleaned of adhesive after. It is painstakingly handcrafted by the most talented artists by, using more than 30 different semi-precious gemstones from all over the world! This globe have used large amount of mother of pearls and pearls that pulverized, and mixed With an epoxy And Poured to make the ocean part of the globe (it is a very complicated and expensive procedure, precise control of temperature is the most essential factor in the processing cycle). This is a huge amount of striking and dramatic hand-crafted stone work. This pearl globe is built with the beautiful ornate, Tripod-leg heavy gold brass stand into which the globe has been carefully mounted. At the bottom of the stand, a precise classic integral compass is incorporated to complement the globe. Each country 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 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. Each globe requires ten individual steps to compose and it takes more than 2000 hours of labor to complete! This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World & Celestial Globes”. The seller is “benndavis2009″ and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Date Range: Unknown
- Type: Desk/Tabletop
- Color: Multi-Color
- Original/Reproduction: Vintage Original
- Cartographer/Publisher: Kalifano
- Features: Rotating
- Diameter (Inches): 18in.