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Vintage Surrealist Crystal Sculpture of a Hand Holding the World Globe



This heavy and impressive crystal art object made mid-1950s is cast and then carved and engraved. The considerable amount of technical skill required shows a master at his craft. The hand created first then set with the globe second and after cooling the engraved longitude and latitude lines, continents and islands engraved creating the whole. Unsigned but completely worked by hand the piece is simple and dramatic without being overwhelming. It shows a considerable amount of wear on the ground smooth pontil but otherwise is in perfect condition. Condition Disclosure: While we do our best to carefully inspect and give a full report on the condition of any item we sell, pointing out any repairs or alterations that may had been done to the best of our knowledge, as is the case with any antique and vintage item, there is a possibility that at some point in the life of the piece that there may have been damage which has been professionally repaired and as such a repair undetectable it is therefore impossible for us to disclose... we recommend that you also read the 1st dibs user agreement, particularly sections 9, 13,15, 18, 19 and 27


  • Dimensions
    Height: 12 in. (30.48 cm)Diameter: 8 in. (20.32 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Hudson, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU811313034102

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    US$20 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 9-14 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Hudson, NY
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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