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Plater celestial globe sits on a tripod base with ring-turned legs with three vase-turned stretchers. Brass ring surrounds the circumference vertically. The legs enclose the horizontal circumference.
globes (cartographic spheres)
turning (shaping process)
Minutes are inscribed on the brass ring. The horizontal circumference gives the minutes, zodiac and months.
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),
10.438 (H), 9.375 (diameter) (inches)
Gift of Ralph May
Massachusetts (United States)