40.333 - Gemstone Table Globe
One of the more elaborate Gemstone Globes produced in Hunan Provence, China in the mid 1990’s. Each continent has been skillfully placed into the sphere representing semi-precious stones. The 8″ globe has oceans in blue Lapis and the lines of latitude and longitude are threads of 18k gold. It sits upon a gold metal stand with a working compass at the base. Each globe requires some 15 hours of hand-work to complete.