5,000 Year Old Bog Oak – Mini Desk Globe

The Albion’s sleek profile allows us to hand-turn the most select hardwoods each with a unique character and intricate grain.

This exclusive collection features strictly limited edition runs which means we can showcase rarer woods whilst respecting their origin.

Bog Oak is not a specific species, but is rather a term that designates Oak that has been buried in a peat bog for hundreds or sometimes thousands of years. The extremely low oxygen conditions of the bog protect the wood from normal decay, while the underlying peat provides acidic conditions where iron salts and other minerals react with the tannins in the wood, gradually giving it a distinct dark brown to almost black colour.

Bog Oak is essentially in the early stages of fossilisation.

We sourced a small amount of 5,000 year old Bog Oak. This English Oak has been salvaged and in very limited supply.

It suits every colour of globe and really is something unique. Pictured here with Prussian Blue – this globe has added hand drawn and hand painted illustrations as well as cartography edits and added quotations to the ocean.

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The Albion features the same innovative roller bearing mechanism as our other desk globes permitting 360 degree rotation in all directions.

Polished aluminium feet finish the base (optional) along with our personalised engraved disc.

Each globe is made bespoke to order, for short time frames ask us about our gift card options.Please email [email protected] to receive more photos, base and colour options as well as to discuss personalisation and shipping estimates.


Bellerby & Co Globemakers

Bellerby & Co Globemakers; Creators of high quality, beautiful handmade world globes. Combining traditional techniques with pioneering design. Handcrafted terrestrial and celestial globes in London. We create models of many sizes and styles, and offer a bespoke service.

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