You’ve Forgotten the Orb!

Seems like, in his hurry to leave, this little pilot has forgotten an essential piece of equipment; his “Landing Orb!” I hope his skill allows him to return and land without incident!
This wonderfully detailed Hot Air Balloon and Basket are by Veronese. The two, fine pewter Wizards are from Perth Pewter. I’ve added a very nice “eye” hologram to the outside of the Balloon.
The large Sandstone specimen is from the Escalante region of Southeastern Utah. Its got a beautiful combination of textures and colors. I’ve added a nice “Points of the Compass” decal to a slice of Brazilian agate which I’ve used to mark his take off/landing site. Small Brazilian Amethyst spheres are placed on top of each hand railing, and affixed to each side are anchoring, or tie down posts to secure the Balloon when on the ground. The base is of a hardwood, Corymbia Opaca, (Bloodwood), from Australia, hand cut and finished. The bottom is felted to protect furniture.

Dimensions: 9 x 11 x 17 (w x d x h) Base: Weight: 18 lbs.
Cost: $ 840. Year Completed: 2019