Is anyone else, like me, fascinated by these chinese hollow paperweights that have been hand painted from the inside ? It must a lot of time, patience and skill bearing in mind the colours have to be put on in layers and be in the right order. I have another one of 100 children and an underwater scene with fish and turtles.
I found the manufacturer of these "globes"as they are called and they are made in various sizes up to 12". They were ridiculously cheap but when you added on shipping costs, VAT and around £30 for Parcel Farce to collect the VAT the price became astronomical.
I haven't seen many of these around although I am sure they aren't rare.
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