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Sphere (witch ball)

Sphere (witch ball)
Title
Sphere (witch ball)
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Irving McKesson
Object Number 
1934.30
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this is a witch ball. With metal stand that is not original.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group