7 5/8 x 4 3/4 x 11 1/8 H Antique Oval Glass Dome
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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.
Many oval glass domes cover mechanically moving objects like monkey, bird, or doll. In many of these cases the eyes move the arms move or it may be a doll playing a piano or violin. If there is an instrument there is generally music to enhance the effect. The displays are known as Automatons. These are quite rare but can be found in museums or private collections.
Marble bases are common for antique glass domes. There are two types of base on with a groove for the glass dome to sit in or a raised center for the glass dome to fit over. Many of these bases also have marble feet to rest on.
You often see glass domes with a glass ball knob on the top of the dome. These are common for food product covers such as cake or cheese covers. There were very few antique clocks that used this type of dome. Two exceptions are the Lighthouse clock and a glass dome to cover collets used in watchmaking.