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A Standing Orrery                               

3 1/4" x 1 7/16" x 1 3/8"

It's an orrery by way of containing models of the earth, the sun, and the moon, but it doesn't show their relative motions. The earth is a wooden bead covered with printed paper gores, the sun is a wooden bead painted metallic gold then covered with gold mini-beads, and the moon is a white pearl painted half black. All three are suspended on brass wires inside a glass vitrine, and are held in place by an antiqued brass base. The vitrine's base is made of stained and varnished walnut and mahogany, with dark brown chicken-skin trim.

Yes, tanned chicken skin. Who knew? It makes a beautiful miniature dragonskin.

This product was added to our catalogDecember 28, 2015