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Terrestrial Table Globe, 8-inch, Kittinger and W. & A.K. Johnston (Sold)

W. & A.K. Johnston, Ltd. (globe gores)
8-Inch Terrestrial Table Globe
Kittinger Company, Inc., Buffalo, New York: c. 1927-30
Turned mahogany Georgian style stand
15.5 inches high; 12 inches diameter overall
Turned mahogany pedestal stand
17.5 inches high; 12 inches diameter overall; 10 inch wide base

This item is sold. It has been placed here in our online archives as a service for researchers and collectors.

The terrestrial globe is surmounted by a metal hour ring within a calibrated full metal meridian rotating in a meridian fork, the circular horizon band with paper calendar and zodiac, raised on a turned mahogany stand with four legs joined by a cross stretcher. This handsome stand is the style of English Georgian globes of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The terrestrial globe is surmounted by a metal hour ring within a calibrated full metal meridian rotating in a meridian fork, the circular horizon band with paper calendar and zodiac, raised on a turned mahogany stand with central baluster standard on a molded incurved quadripartite plinth, ending in flattened bun feet. Geographic entities are in shades of yellow, green, orange and tan with darker outlines. Oceans are greenish blue and ocean currents are indicated by light yellow wavy lines.

Description

This globe shows present-day St. Petersburg, Russia, as “Leningrad;” therefore, it was made after 1924. Further, it shows Constantinople rather than Istanbul, indicating a date of manufacture before 1930. In addition, it shows Central Australia as a separate territory, limiting its period from 1927 to 1931.

The stand was provided by Kittinger Company, one of the leading American furniture makers of the 20th Century. As such, the stand is of an unusually high quality for a table globe of this period and probably was intended for home use. Kittinger sold and marketed the globe as a whole, with their overlabel on the cartouche. The globe incorporates globe gores by the famous and prolific British globe maker, W. & A.K. Johnston. For more information about the manufacturers, see our Guide to Globe Makers entries on W. & A.K. Johnston and Kittinger.

Circular Overlabel: 8 INCH [above label]/ TERRESTRIAL/ GLOBE/ Kittinger Company/ INCORPORATED/ Manufacturers/ 1893 Elmwood Ave., BUFFALO, N.Y./

Additional Legend Below Cartouche:
Railways
Cables
International Date Line
[Description of latitude/longitude]
PRINTED IN EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
Copyright

Metal label under base: Kittinger/Distinctive/Furniture/Buffalo/1896/ KITTINGER/ Distinctive Furniture

Additional information

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Maker

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Globe Type

Terrestrial

Material

Wood, Mahogany, Full meridian

Style

Georgian