Ocean Currents (Natural Oak Pocket Case wth Azure Celestial Interior)
The salt water of the five large seas, known as the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic and Antarctic cover over 70% of the earth’s surface.
We know more of the moon’s surface than the ocean floor. These little globes schematically represent the major ocean currents.
Sizes: Globe 75mm (3”) scale 1 : 170,080,000
About The Globe
Pocket Oak Case with Azure Celestial interior: 85mm (3.5”)
Natural Oak Pocket Case with azure Celestial interior. Pocket Case consists of 2 hinged hemispheres with a brass clasp, closed 95mm external diameter.
About the Loraine Rutt
Artist and cartographer Loraine Rutt has been making maps from clay for over 25 years.
Travel and maps have remained her primary influence. The focus of her one-off pieces has varied in scale from large architectural ceramics like Bellenden Map Terrace to encapsulating in porcelain the minute remote sensing data in the Mapping Space series.
She has returned to making globes time and again, and The Little Globe Co has grown from an idea to recreate the Pocket Globes of the 18th and 19th century for modern collectors. Described by the Science Museum as ‘Gentleman’s Novelties’, these tiny globes were beautiful, highly detailed miniature worlds that could literally be held in one hand. Focusing on the relief detail, Loraine has developed a range of tiny porcelain globes at a scale of 1:170 000 000 that can mounted and rotated in little oak cases which are contemporary Pocket Globes.
"Little Globes" are beautiful miniature works of art. As ever very tactile pieces- hold the world in the palm of your hand and enjoy your journey."