I have been searching it for years : an antic sphere out of blown glass, resting on a saw timber base...

The one we call "Globe de mariée", where the young bride (from 1850 to early 1900) presented her
precious treasures : her floral wreath, a porcelain vase (it had received the nuptial blessing), a little
bunch of flowers, some mirrors and ornaments like a dove... all were symbols of prosperity and luck.

I can find all sorts of things, elegant or funny plates...

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Hand-painted porcelain...

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Objects of all shapes and colors...

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Books to return in future

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Desperately not the sought after one.
But at the end of December, my friends offered me this great gobe. I was very moved they had
thought about this for me.

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So, I stopped searching.

A few weeks later, I saw this one, waiting for me in its exquisite state..

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Intact, with cherry blossoms in a little vase of Porcelain of Paris.

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These two are now linked one to the other, 150 years apart.

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Now, I search a new table to place the globe coming next.