Wonderful masonic ball designed a a globe with the compass and square as the bale at the top, that opens to reveal a ladder of several gold symbols that unfold : the twin pillars with the eye of horus; the square and compass; the five pointed star; and the skull and crossbones.
Inside the other half of the dome is a star, engraved - No 31472 PATENT. 9CT - 

- utterly fabulous!
Inner length 55mm
 ball length including compass, about 29mm.
Weight - 6.9g.

Ladder is silver gilt 

Patent marks for England 1885
and 9 carat gold mark

Victorian Masonic Orb