A rare PRE-WWII Art Deco Terrestrial Globe

A rare PRE-WWII Art Deco Terrestrial Globe

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This handsome 1936 model is a superb representation of the Art Deco Era, combining a masculine designed base with an exquisite silver oceans map. Cram's dared to produce this unusual terrestrial globe for only a short period of about 8 years. It proved too costly and difficult to manufacture the silver finished sphere. Being more sensitive to daily handling than the average globe, not silver oceans models have survived. This exquisit piece will demand attention in any setting The political display represents the year 1936, the dawn of WW2 as Europe experiences the rise of the Nazi Regime though the expansion into other nations has not yet happened. Italian Imperialism is visible, documenting Italian East Africa on the map (1936-41). Japan has invaded China and conquered Manchuria and re-named Manchukuo (1932-45) An interesting feature of the map; it displays world wide short wave radio as of 1936. The artifact consist of a cast iron half meridian with fleur de-lies design, connecting to a hollow tin step base, finished in black and silver. Diameter of the sphere is 12 inches with a total height of 17 inches. The orb is made of pasteboard and has exlusive silver oceans instead of the traditional green. Some discoloration and wrinkles to the map. Details are very crisp, colors rich. Scuffing to the axis point of the Southern Hemisphere. Some of the finish on the base has flaked off. This exquisite sphere provides the perfect vintage look, guaranteed to be a conversations starter. If not for the superb design, certainly for the political display! $525 — Item #: OT511SIL36CR - SOLD
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