A fine c 1967 terrestrial Globe & Barometer Desk Display
This fabulous mid century desk accessory surely creates the immediate “Mad Man” effect wherever displayed!
Minimalist and streamlined, this object displays classic Bauhaus Design features. We indeed imported it from Germany, the birthplace of this style.
The exquisite brass-encased Barometer is not marked though clearly German as it identifies weather condition ( Regen = Rain/ Veraenderlich = changing / Schoen = Beautiful) . The casing is very heavy, a sign of a high quality object!
With a map representing the world of about 1967, the globe adds political features of up most interest: The Cold war era. Made by the well known past tin globe maker Michael Seidel ensures a very detailed display an a sphere, including retro airplanes identifying flight routes.
Mounted onto a blond, solid teak base, this artifact is a truly fab display of understated elegance!
The age of the globe has been based on the political borders displayed, which are as follows:
It’s the Cold War Era, the Germany is split into East and West.
Middle and Far East:
Israel and Pakistan are identifies (1948 & 1947) Muscat and Oman are shown as two separate countries (Merged 1970 to become Oman).
Major changes have occurred as most colonies have gained independence as new nations. Uganda, Algeria and Kenya is displayed (1962/63).
Rhodesia and Botswana are shown (1965/66) but French Somaliland is still visible (Afars and Issas 1967).
The framed face is 3 inches x 3 inches. It is mounted into a brass stand that allows it to be tilted. The stand is attached to the woodedn base. The globe has a diameter of about 4 inches and offers and exceptionally detailed map of the cold war era. Mounted into a half meridian with minimalistic features, also finished in brass as the clock is..
The artifacts highest point is at the globe 9.5 inches . The base is 9.5 inches long and about 2.75 inches wide.
A very fine display, the artifact is in museum grade condition, exceptionally well preserved! No corrosion to the brass, minor discoloration spots. The base is also very well preserved with a beautiful finish. Unknown if the barometer is functional.On the globe details are crisp, soiling is minimal.
This artifact will ship well packed domestic for $10.00/ $29.00 world wide ( most countries).