Category Archives: Witch Ball

The latest from the The Museum of Connecticut Glass

The following post has been developed with cooperation and coordination with Noel Tomas. Historical Synopsis of the Museum of Connecticut Glass, Inc. Founded February 12, 1994, the Museum of Connecticut Glass was organized by a small group of interested Coventry … Continue reading

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Advertising Notes and Facsimile Currency

Over the years, since I started collecting bottles, I have picked up some nice examples of facsimile currency and advertising notes relating to the bottles that I collect. As a collector of US Postage and Revenue Stamps, there is a … Continue reading

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Why are glass balls on Early American Glass pieces?

I will be the first to tell you, I am out of my area of specialization in many cases when I post about glass but still very willing to learn from some of the glass authorities who continually post great … Continue reading

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Witch Balls – Warding Off Evil Spirits

“A witch ball is a hollow sphere of plain or stained glass hung in cottage windows in 18th century England to ward off evil spirits, witch’s spells or ill fortune” Yesterday I did a post on Sulphide Marbles (Read:¬†Sulphide Marbles … Continue reading

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