Sphere (witch ball)

Object Number: 
1937.979
Date: 
1830-1860
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/4 in. ( 13.3 cm )
Description: 
Aquamarine 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 then overlaid with colorless glass.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group