Glass Display Domes specializes in "glass domes" and distinctive "acrylic bases" This is an ideal way to protect and exhibit precious collectables such as rare meteorites and other personalized gifts.
The main purpose of a glass dome enclosure is to protect a keepsake from dust, dirt, and other harmful airborne contaminates while adding a touch of elegance to an expensive display.
Pictured to the left is a 5-½" x 7" Glass Display Dome on a brass base with a 5" beveled mirror. Resting on top of the mirror is a 2" x 2-¼” optically clear round acrylic column supporting a 419 grain rare Sikhote-Alin meteorite that fell over Russia on February 12, 1947 at 10:38 a.m.
Our glass domes and other inventory comes from a leading wholesaler who is a distributor of display accessories for collectibles. The display systems are available in a variety of sizes with bases made of walnut, oak, or with a brass finish. This is one of the most recognized ways to care for a collectable because it protects them from the elements while on display for others to see and enjoy.
Pictured to the right is a 5-1/2" x 7" Glass Display Dome with an oak base, 5" beveled mirror, with a large brass display caliber
Acrylic display bases are created from plastics that are more optically clear than glass. They are finished with a custom design that is a distinctive mitered Roman Ogee rounded edge giving them a touch of class that is hard to find anywhere else.
Pictured below is a 3-1/2" x 4-1/2" acrylic beveled base with a small brass display caliber
Unlike glass domes, your exhibits are not always enclosed when displayed on an acrylic base. Therefore, when they are in the open, consideration must be given to an observer who has an irresistible urge to touch, pick something up, or just to handle a display piece.
One of the most unique ideas to display an exhibit in either a glass dome or on an acrylic base is to use a round or square acrylic column. Both of the acrylic columns are optically clear giving the appearance of a piece resting on top is suspended in the air.
Pictured to the right is a 4-1/2" x 6-1/2" beveled acrylic display stand with a 316 grain Canyon Diablo meteorite sitting on top of a 2" x 2-¼” optically clear acrylic column with an acrylic plaque holder showing the idenification information for the Arizona meteorite.
All of the acrylic bases sold by us are made with a ¾ inch high transparency crystal clear acrylic. The columns are cut and polished from “cast” acrylic.
This provides the best optical clarity possible for displays and its transparency is nothing short of extraordinary.
This makes acrylic display bases an excellent choice for displaying specimens and many other kinds of displayable collectibles.