Inkwell globe - circa 1875

An interesting German inkwell globe with French writing.  These were produced in Germany for both the English and French markets.  The overall diameter is almost 2".  The twelve paper gores are over a brass base.   The top is hinged and opens to reveal a small glass inkwell with a cap built into a brass lid with spring catch.   The globe has a delicate, mellowed amber appearance with detail on top and darkening toward the bottom.

Item 4031.....................$740

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