Globes de Marie or Marriage Globes were displayed in homes to commemorate the couple’s union. They would be proudly displayed and would hold symbolic keepsakes such as the bride’s wedding crown which would rest on the throne’s velvet cushion. Many have lost their glass domes over the years this one is still present.
Makers mark / hallmarks: none
Sourced: in Normandy, France
Age: circa 1900’s
Size roughly: 20 x 11 x 8 inches
Condition: in antique condition with signs of previous use and display, wax buds have drooped a little covering the cushion, some wax buds have been lost and damaged over the years, some tarnish and patina to metalwork, wear and fading to fabric/lace. Some parts are loose and need fixing back in place. Some further deterioration of wax parts may occur in transit.
Weight: 3kg (will need careful shipping in two packages to avoid risk of damage to dome so international shipping is high I am afraid)
Discerning features: a very nice example complete with it’s dome