Witch Ball with inside tree, the Legend;
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. Because they are similar to the glass
balls used by fishermen on nets, Witch balls are also associated with
many sea superstitions and legends.
This is a large, beautiful 6" Ball !