Antique Or Vintage Witches Ball. Kugel Bauble. Ridged Blue Blown Glass
ANTIQUE OR VINTAGE WITCHES BALL. This ball is really beautiful and unusual. It is missing its Cap / hanger but you could improvise one, have one made or display in a bowl or a macrame type hanger. Please study the photos as they form part of the description. I also have a huge silver mercury ball and a smaller gold mercury ball for sale so please check out my other listings. A witch ball is a hollow sphere of coloured glass traditionally used as a fishing float. Floating glass buoys became connected with witches during the witch hunts in England. In the late 17th century, suspected witches were tried by being tied up and thrown into water. If the water rejected them from a second baptism and they floated, then the suspects were confirmed as witches, under the rule of trial by water, and they were then hanged by the neck until dead. In a like manner these heavy glass fishing floats, all tied up in a net, could not be made to sink. The water rejected them and they bobbed merrily upon its surface. Historically, witch balls were hung in cottage windows in 17th and 18th century England to ward off evil spirits, witches, evil spells, ill fortune and bad spirits. Just as hanging a witch was believed to remove evil influences from a village, hanging a tried and tested witch ball that had been floating in water, around a home, was believed to protect the home from similar ills. Usage has continued to a smaller extent in America up to the present day. The Witches ball is still today used extensively throughout Sussex and continues to hold great superstition with regard to warding off evil spirits in the English counties of East Sussex and West Sussex.
Examples of the Witches ball in use can be seen in the windows of houses throughout the counties anywhere from small rural villages to coastal towns and cities. The item "ANTIQUE OR VINTAGE WITCHES BALL. RIDGED BLUE BLOWN GLASS" is in sale since Wednesday, November 11, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Other Art Glass".
The seller is "huffchuff" and is located in Brighton. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Dominica, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El salvador, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Cayman islands.
- Glassmaking Technique: Hand Blown
- Colour: Gold