The one picture seem to dispell the idea of the palantír being on a staff. The lighting is rather strange. I suspect that these are works in progress. The orc, on the other hand, is rather strange. One eye is blue the other is yellow, and the hand. I wonder what he did to be slapped by Saruman. To view the picture click on the thumbnails below.
Saruman the red err…. White
My, what lovly eyes you have