A charming miniature floor globe. The stand appears to be one of a number made in the late 19th century by an unknown craftsman who custom made fancy decorative stands for small English globes, 3 to 6 inches in diameter. We have seen several of these globes and they all bear the same characteristic manuscript horizon band and calibrated meridians. The stands are of high quality, hand made and highly decorative in traditional English design.
For more information, see our Guide to Globe Makers.
Rectangular cartouche with inset edges: NEWTON’s/ Improved Pocket/ Celestial GLOBE
Dekker, Elly, et al. Globes at Greenwich: A Catalogue of the Globes and Armillary Spheres in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. London: Oxford University Press and the National Maritime Museum, 1999. pp. 55, 422-423, 427-428.