A LARGE WOOD MOULD FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF GLOBES CIRCA 1900 |
30,000 - 40,000 HKD
bidding is closed
- 48.9 cm, 19 1/4 in.
probably made of European black walnut, the spherical model of substantial size, beautifully patinated with a lightly pitted smooth surface of dark brown tone
Such spheres were made from a series of graduating curved hollow sections, onto which the elliptical shapes were laid to build terrestrial and celestial globes. The present model is remarkable for its striking patination, making it stand independently as an aesthetic artwork of its own right.