c 1910 -1920 German Student Globe with baluster turned & ebonized Base

c 1910 -1920 German Student Globe with baluster turned & ebonized Base

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This is probably one of our favorite little artifacts, as it lets us become "conspiracy theory " specialists....on the eve of the 100 year anniversary of WW1, we thought this would be quite an amusing piece to offer. Showing Austro Hungary and an independent Serbia on an otherwise very simplified map, Franz Ferdinand would have surely thought this was treason! You may remember from history lesson, it was the killing of his Royalty Franz Ferdinand by a Serbian Separatist that officially launched WW1.... Regardless, this petite Globe is certainly an interesting little conversation starter! Simplified display in mount and map, this petite masterpiece shares with us a world that had vanished over a hundred years ago. Empires of the past are still documented, including Persia and Tripoli (later Libya). Panama has been established, which lets us believe it must be around 1910-1920, as the completion of the Panama Canal occurred in 1914.... Even though only offering a simplified map, the globe certainly allows a glimpse into the past. One may consider it a petite time capsule. Clearly marked Germany, this globe had been produced for the english speaking market. Germany was was the largest tin toy and related product producer and exporter up to WW1 and even continued post War. Germany’s advanced Industrial know how and print knowledgeable is clearly demonstrated on this artifact. Description: The globe consists of two hollow spun tin hemispheres with a diameter of about 3.5”. Mounted onto a partially baluster turned wooded base, connected to a tin footing, both finished in "ebonized black". There is no cartouche visible to identify the manufacture but it is marked Germany. The lithographed map is simplified. Total height is about 6.5 inches. Condition: Considering its age, this globe is in very good condition! Some minor wear in form of scuffing and scratches.However, details are crisp and colors are still very vivid. No rust, no fading. The age of the Globe has been determined by construction as well as political borders displayed which are as follows: What became the USSR in 1922 is still shown as Russia. Europe is not shown as individual countries. However, Austria Hungary, Germany and Servia are clear marked. Persia is visible instead of Iraq (ch.1935) Iran does not exist at all. Saudi Arabia is displayed as Arabia only. Taiwan is identified as Formosa. Libya is displayed as Tripoli. The Angelo –Egyptian Sudan is not visible but shown as part of Egypt instead. Canada is shown as a Dominion. Panama is visible. Well packed this petite world will ship for $8.00 domestic, $25.00 world wide. $165 - Item #: MO3141910 - SOLD
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