5-inch H x 4-inch W. Cloches, also known as glass domes, cloche domes, and bell jars, was first used by the French during the 18th century. Today, they are a great piece of decoration for home decor. The intentional use for these bell jars was for protection. But now they have a better purpose. Each item that the dome holds seems like it has an extraordinary story behind it, while the dome shares it with the viewer with its unique design. Not only do these cloches provide a characteristic display, or a trophy like feel to the item. It gives a cherishable feel for the person looking towards the object.