Sphere (witch ball)

Object Number: 
1934.30
Date: 
1830-1860
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/4 in. ( 14.6 cm )
Description: 
Colorless and opaque white blown glass sphere with open pontil mark at one end and applied opaque white threads pulled up to create a loop pattern and them overlaid with colorless glass.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this is a witch ball. With metal stand that is not original.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Irving McKesson
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group