This is a round glass dome. This is part of our ‘perfect dome’ class.
We offer free cUSA shipping on order over $399 and pay 1/2 of the International shipping costs. We generally ship by USPS.com as opposed to UPS or FedEX. UPS and FedEX use more conveyor belts for sorting packages and glass does not like to be dropped from conveyor belt to conveyor belt. We have been packing and shipping for over 25 years and have better than 95% safety record. We guarantee to get the order to you in one piece.
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.
Most new round glass domes have a bead on the bottom. The bead gives greater strength to the glass. This bead is created by holding the glass dome at the top and rotating it while applying a gas flame near the point of its height. The glass melts at that point with the bottom dropping off and leaving a bead to seal the work. Oval glass domes do not have this bead generally since the flame can not be held in place as the dome rotates.
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.