Olde English Witch Ball- Green Frit hand blown Art Glass Ornament

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Witch Balls were very popular in 18th century England, but their actual origin is thought to be much older. For well over 300 years hollow glass spheres have been hung in windows to ward off witch spells, evil spirits and ill-fortune.

Hanging these decorative balls in the window is thought to tantalize evil spirits which may be threatening a home's tranquility. The evil spirit is mesmerized by the ball's reflective beauty. When the spirit touches the sphere it is absorbed and trapped in the web-like strands of glass inside the ball.

Pairpoint Glass is the oldest glass blowing company in the nation was founded in 1837. With a history of producing the highest quality glass, examples of Pairpoint’s timeless designs can be found in over 30 museums across the country, including the decorative arts collections of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.

Rich in character, each hand-blown glass has variations, including bubbles, condensation, and varying thickness and shapes. All hand-blown glass is unique and one of a kind. These pieces are truly a work of art that you'll treasure for years to come.