Vintage Austrian Perzy Glass Snowglobe Alpine Steeple Chuch Waterglobe
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Vintage Austrian Perzy Glass Snowglobe Alpine Steeple Chuch Waterglobe:
The Erwin Perzy studio in Vienna, Austria has been making quality snow globes since around 1900. We started importing them in the early 1980’s. The comment we kept hearing from the first day we put them in our showroom was- “Oh, these are the NICE ones!” And they are. The designs are relatively simple. The ample white snow swirls about realistically. Each design is hand painted with care.
When we recently cleaned out our warehouse, we discovered a bunch of the globes that had been set aside because they had either a detached base, or a bubble that was deemed to be too large. I have taken this inventory, and have learned how to restore these globes to their original factory condition. The boxes may be a little musty, but the globes are 100% original materials, including the snow itself.
This vintage design, called “Mountain Church”, is considered a classic by Perzy aficionados. It features a steepled church nestled on an Alp. The little chalet in the back is the finishing touch. This is the 80mm size. It is about 4 ½” tall and the globe is about 3” in diameter. The base is black plastic; the globe is glass.
Bubbles… We need to talk about bubbles. The fact is, almost all of the globes, even when new, had a small bubble, so there needs to be some sort of standard. For now, we ship no 80mm globe with a bubble larger than a dime. Please note that most have a much smaller bubble. It’s OK to talk about bubbles. On the 120mm size, nothing goes out with a bubble larger than a nickel. Again, most will have a much smaller bubble, some none at all.
Please note that some of the globes have a little “Made in Austria” Flag on the top of the globe; some don’t. All have “Made in Austria” embossed on the bottom of the base. We also include one of out informative “From Austria” cards with every globe. I have several other styles, and
Buyer will pay $6.75 for shipping in the USA. I will combine shipping, so check out the other styles available. I will also ship worldwide- request a quote.