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Slide 0: Peony Cloisonné Health Balls
Peony Cloisonné Health Balls
$18.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

Thought to have been introduced during the Ming dynasty (1368 – 1644), health balls (Bao Ding) like these Peony Cloisonné Health Balls, are an important tool in Chinese medicine. The balls are placed next to each other in the palm of one hand, where they are continuously rotated with finger movements. The constant switching of positions while keeping the balls in contact with each other is believed to improve dexterity, help with circulation, and be therapeutic for those with arthritis. Most health balls are made of polished metal. This cloisonné set features peony motifs, which in Chinese culture symbolize honor and wealth. Each set is presented in a silk box. Brass with enamel coating. Set of 2.
 
Slide 1: Jade Disk on Stand
Jade Disk on Stand
$200.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

Often called Bi Disks, flat round jade disks with circular center holes—like this Jade Disk on Stand—date from China's Neolithic period (3400 – 2250 BCE). Though their original purpose is unknown, the disks are thought to have symbolized Heaven and were often buried with persons of high status. Later Jade disks were more ornately decorated. Our simple Jade Disk is presented on an iron stand.
 
Slide 2: Limited Edition African American History and Culture Museum Corona Rollerball Pen
Limited Edition African American History and Culture Museum Corona Rollerball Pen
$55.00
The deeply etched, copper-plated brass barrel of this Limited Edition African American History and Culture Museum Corona Rollerball Pen emulates the ornamental bronze-hued metal lattice covering the exterior of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Officially licensed by the Smithsonian Institution, each pen is individually numbered and packaged in a commemorative gift tube, which doubles as a pen stand. (The limited edition number for each pen is printed on the top band just above the clip.) Capless rollerball design. Twist to deploy. Comes pre-loaded with a black ink cartridge. Only takes Schmidt short capless rollerball refill #P-8127. The Smithsonian logo appears on the top of the pen.
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Slide 3: Moon MOVA® Solar-Powered Globe
Moon MOVA® Solar-Powered Globe
$168.00
An amazing way to visualize the orbit of the moon, this Moon MOVA® Solar-Powered Globe is an artisan-crafted sculpture that spins by itself—atop the included tripod or on any flat surface. All it needs is an interior source of light. Acrylic, PVC, steel. Gift boxed.
 
Slide 4: Solar System Crystal Sphere
Solar System Crystal Sphere
$85.00
Like a 3D snapshot, this stellar Solar System Crystal Sphere displays our solar system's sun and planets frozen in orbit. Handcrafted crystal sphere. Resin planets. Crystal stand included. Gift boxed. Handmade one at a time, each will vary slightly.
 
Slide 5: Earth with Clouds MOVA® Solar-Powered Globe
Earth with Clouds MOVA® Solar-Powered Globe
$168.00
Enjoy an astronaut's view of planet Earth with this Earth with Clouds MOVA® Solar-Powered Globe. An artisan crafted sculpture, the beautiful topography is depicted with images from NASA satellites. This beautiful globe will spin by itself—atop the included tripod or on any flat surface. All it needs is an interior source of light. Acrylic, PVC, steel. Gift boxed.
 
Slide 6: LED-Illuminated Base
LED-Illuminated Base
$20.00
Enhance glass paperweights or small art glass pieces by placing them on this mirrored LED-Illuminated Base. Operate with the included USB-compatible AC adapter or with three AA batteries (not included). Plastic. LED bulbs.
 
Slide 7: Glass Moon Glow Paperweight
Glass Moon Glow Paperweight
$35.00
Enjoy the enchanting luminosity of this handcrafted Glass Moon Glow Paperweight, which glows in the dark after absorbing light. This artisan glass paperweight is formed from melted rods of glass, whose molten mass is shaped into this cosmic design. Presented in satin-lined gift box.
 
Slide 8: Limited Edition Apollo Rocket Rollerball Pen
Limited Edition Apollo Rocket Rollerball Pen
Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon with this Limited Edition Apollo Rocket Rollerball Pen. Silk screened with graphics that evoke the Apollo rocket, this solid stainless steel pen features a capless rollerball cartridge, whose ink glides over paper with exceptional smoothness and speed. Limited to 1,958, each pen is individually numbered and packaged in a commemorative gift tube. (The limited edition number for each pen is printed on the top of the pen's clip and on the package's 50th Anniversary gold foil logo.) Only takes Schmidt short capless rollerball refill #P-8127.
 
Slide 9: Rotating Jupiter Globe
Rotating Jupiter Globe
$168.00
The most in-depth look at Jupiter without a high-powered telescope, the detailed NASA images of this Rotating Jupiter Globe depict Jupiter's famed blue and brown bands and "great red spot." Solar power turns the globe—on or off the included base. Acrylic, PVC, steel. Ages 12 and up. Gift boxed.
 
Slide 10: Personalized Tumbled Marble Map Clock
Personalized Tumbled Marble Map Clock
Please review your custom order carefully as personalized items are not returnable. Addresses entered MUST be in the United States.

Display 9 square miles surrounding the address of your favorite place on this beautiful Personalized Tumbled Marble Map Clock. The small compass rose denotes your location. The legend can be personalized with the title of your map. Comes ready to hang or to display on the included cast iron easel. Battery NOT included. Handcrafted in the U.S.A. A unique tumbling process gives each of the marble a personality that can be seen on every surface, edge and corner.

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This item cannot be shipped outside the contiguous U.S.
Please allow up to 3 weeks for delivery.
A street address is required. Cannot ship to P.O. Boxes.
 
Slide 11: Earth Glass Paperweight
Earth Glass Paperweight
$35.00
This stunning, gently glow-in-the dark Earth Glass Paperweight is formed from melted glass rods whose molten mass is shaped into this cosmic design. Handmade by artisan glassmakers.
 
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