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With a gentle shake of this exquisite orb and a quick reading of Basho’s haiku engraved on its base—Winter solitude in a world of one color the sound of wind—you can relive that “perfect winter day” or anticipate its return next season. The bare birch trees of the Winter Waterglobe welcome gentle snowfalls. Resin, glass. 5"h. x 4"dia.
This exquisite Winter Waterglobe evokes Smithsonian Institution Gardens in the cold of winter while recalling decorative accessories held in our American History Museum’s Division of Home and Community Life.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.
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