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Antique Oval Glass Dome
This is an antique oval glass dome that can restore your antique heirloom to it original appearance. We acquire antique domes from all over the world to help you preserve your keepsake.
You will quickly discover that Glassdomes.com has the largest selection available anywhere. We carry both new and antique glass domes. Be sure to check both categories. The domes are listed a new round or antique round as well as new oval or antique oval. We also carry rectangular glass domes that are used on may clocks and taxidermy items.
There are a couple of ways to make oval or rectangular glass domes. The best way is to make a round dome and press in the sides to make it oval. The advantage is that the glass thickness is more uniform this way. Rectangular domes are then pressed on all four sides.
One way to make oval glass domes is to make a mold the size of the dome that you need and blow the molten glass into the mold. The problem with this method is that the glass is generally thicker on the rounded part than the flat sides.
One way to tell if a glass dome is old is by checking the color of the glass. Today we have very pure raw materials. In the older days this was not the case. Many of the older glass domes will have a slight blue or gray tint to the glass. It generally does not detract from the item displayed.