2023Christmas - Snow Globe - Set
2023 Christmas - Snow Globe - Set for only GBP £4.13
Snow globes possess a truly unique charm: when shaken, they "snow", with white flakes swirling around inside like real snow.
Once the globe is set down, the flakes settle like a blanket of snow over the scene, revealing an idyllic winter landscape, a snow-covered house, a Santa Claus, or any number of other objects. Snow globes are an Austrian invention: Erwin Perzy, a Viennese inventor and surgical instrument mechanic, experimented with water-filled globes designed to amplify light in the late 19th century. He added various particles to the water. An experiment with semolina reminded him of snowfall, so he placed a model of the Mariazell Basilica into a globe filled with water and semolina, creating the first snow globe. The Original Viennese Snow Globe Manufactory is still operated by the Perzy family today.