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Display dome - Display Dome

Display Dome

  • Object:

    Display dome

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1830s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    wood, glass, velvet

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs. Millicent Redmayne

  • Museum number:

    B.298:1, 2-1999

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

two part structure consisting of an oval wooden base stained black and mounted on four knob feet; top surface is covered with dark brown velvet surrounded by a groove into which sits the glass dome
glass oval dome edged around the bottom with paper

Place of Origin

England (made)


1830s (made)



Materials and Techniques

wood, glass, velvet

Marks and inscriptions

written on the bottom in pen
This doll belonged to Laura Hall of Gravesend
daughter of William Hall (late of Whiston, Staffs)
Hannah Hall, nee Townsend, (late of New Hall, Kingsley Staffs)
Laura died in 1844 aged 17 years & is buried in family ....
Gravesend Cemetary.


Height: 9.5 in dome, Width: 9.75 in dome, oval, Width: 10.75 in base, Depth: 6.75 in base, Height: 1.5 in base

Descriptive line

Glass dome for poured wax doll dressed as a bride probably made in England in the 1830s

Glass dome base for poured wax doll dressed as a bride probably made in England in the 1830s


Wood; Glass; Velvet


Furniture; Dolls


Museum of Childhood

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