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Glass OrnamentsOrnaments - Although glassmaking was practiced in Venice from the 10th century on, the earliest known Venetian ornament dates from the 15th century. Concentrated on the island of Murano, the Venetian industry dominated the European market until 1700. Glass Ornaments.



Glass Snow Domes. In Victorian times snowglobes became popular when early world travellers returned with snowglobe souvenirs from the faraway places they had visited and proudly displayed them on their mantelpieces to act as useful conversation starters. Glass Snow Domes.


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The very first glass snow domes domes appeared in the mid-1800s. Originally used as paperweights, these glass balls contained snow made of porcelain and china chips, bone fragments, ground rice, metal flakes or a mineral called meerschaum. Today, most glass snow domes are made of plastic inside and out. Early snow globes were filled with water. Later, the liquid was changed to light oil, then water and with antifreeze (glycerin or glycol). An added benefit was that glycerin and glycol slowed the descent of the flitter.

Today, many of us recall having a glass snow domes as a child, often as a gift from a travelled relative or friend.Producers offer you the opportunity to commemorate any occasion with a personalised snowglobe your memento for future generations.

Collection Tips

Decide whether your collection will be for your personal enjoyment or profit or both.

  • Choose glass snow domes with a theme such as Christmas, famous buildings or kitsch.
  • Make sure you have a good place to display your globes away from direct sunlight.
  • Find globes at truck stops, online auctions, theme parks, gift shops near famous sites, airports and antique stores.
  • Most glass snow domes are mass-produced, but you can find ones with figures inside that are hand-painted. These vary in quality and attractiveness - compare various "identical" globes.
  • Globes come in an assortment of shapes: perfect spheres, domes, eggs, bottles, cubes, pyramids and a variety of other forms. Globes that aren't globes are called figurals.
  • Look for glass snow domes made of glass with ceramic, wood or bakelite bases. These are more valuable than the plastic ones.
  • Keep an eye out for "premium" globes, which are used to advertise a product. These are typically available for a short time and are limited in quantity.
  • Learn the different manufacturers and styles from various countries. For instance, 19th century globes from France are mounted on thin porcelain or marble bases. These are very valuable if found in good shape. Hong Kong globes are very different from West German ones.
  • Be aware that the liquid in most glass snow domes will evaporate eventually. Sometimes it will change color as well, and the flitter may clump and settle. However, refilling or otherwise refurbishing it may reduce its future value.
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Snow Globes - Today, many of us recall having a snowglobe as a child, often as a gift from a travelled relative or friend and now, snowglobes.co.uk offers you the opportunity to commemorate any occasion with a personalised snowglobe your memento for future generations. Glass Snow Domes.www.snowglobes.co.uk

Snow Domes - Glass blower Jim Norton started making snowdomes 14 years ago after it occurred to me that maybe some improvements could be made to conventional snowdomes to make them more detailed, permanent and substantial. It took years of experimentation to arrive at the current custom snowdome we produce now. Glass Snow Domes.www.snow-domes.com

eBay - eBay is The World's Online MarketplaceŽ, enabling trade on a local, national and international basis. With a diverse and passionate community of individuals and small businesses, eBay offers an online platform where millions of items are traded each day. Glass Snow Domes.www.ebay.com

"Today, many of us recall having a snowglobe as a child, often as a gift from a travelled relative or friend.Producers offer you the opportunity to commemorate any occasion with a personalised snowglobe your memento for future generations".

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