7 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 7 1/8 H Antique Oval Glass Dome
BOA 609 (just arrived) Antique Oval Glass Dome Marble Base
Antique Oval Glass Dome with marble base
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 that go over clocks sit on a wooden base. Many of those bases are three or more inches thick and hold a mechanical music box. This music box can be connected to the clock so that it plays on the hour or it can be made to require manual playing. The music box is generally not visible but hidden in the base.
Many of our customers have the feeling that older glass domes will have more bubbles. This is generally not the case. It is the desire of all glass blowers to not have bubbles in the glass.
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.
Most of the antique glass domes will have a paper tape on the bottom (or a visible trace of it once being there). The paper tape had two purposes. First if gave a slight cushion when setting the dome down. Second it covered the chipped bottom of the dome from it being cut to a particular height.
Browse our site, visit with our customers and let us know what you are looking for. We receive many unusual requests for applications of glass domes. Also we do not have a minimum order requirement. We are happy to fill any order size. Most orders are shipped by the next business day.
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.