Collection of early 20th Century mercury glass witches balls
We are proud to offer a collection of 8 early 20th Century mercury glass witches balls. In various sizes and colours, all attached to there original brass handing galleries and loops. Visually they are stunning as a collection with no cracks or breaks, the mercury has worn away across some of glass surface over the years leaving a wonderful patina and look, but this just adds to the look we visual effect. Recently uncovered from a private collection in London, untouched in form and ready to hang. The witch ball originated among cultures where harmful magic and those who practiced it were feared. They are one of many folk practices involving objects for protecting the household. The word witch ball may be a corruption of watchball because it was used to ward off, guard against, evil spirits.
Dimensions in inches:
Red: H 7” x W 7” x D 7” / Yellow: H 6” x W 6” x D 6” / Silver: H 6” x W 6” x D 6” / Green: H 5” x W 5” x D 5”
Silver: H 4” x W 4” x D 4”/ Silver: H 4” x W 4” x D 4”/ Silver: H 3” x W 3” x D 3” / Silver: H 3” x W 3” x D 3”
Condition: These items are completely solid in structure and form, Aged is present in the form of patina and wear across the glass surface and rust across the brass gallery fittings, mercury splits across the surface due to age is also present. Its strongly suggested to view all photos as part of this advert and propose questions before a purchase is made to avoid disappointment.
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