Vintage Japanese Reverse Painted Spinning Globe

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 This vintage Japanese hand painted spinning globe is an intriguing curio.

  • 6 1/2" tall; 3 1/2" wide at base.
  • Vintage item, brought directly from Japan in late 1980s.
  • Excellent condition, no chips or scratches.
  • Weighs about 2 1/2 pounds.


 This lovely piece filled with intricate handpainted detail of a Japanese forest landscape. The artistic technique is called reverse painting, in which a hole is drilled into the blown glass and is painted from inside. It's a truly lovely vintage art piece, and would add a touch of asian flair to a bookcase or mantel.

According to the original owner, this piece was brought back from Japan during his frequent travels there in the late 1980s.