An antique German gold mercury glass witches ball / Kugel, 19th century.
Hand blown glass and with original hanging loop attachment. When when hung witches balls reflect the entire room but were commonly hung in windows to deter 'witches' or the 'evil eye'.
The condition is largely what one would like and expect to find in an original antique example with foxing and character marks with age and remains very original. There are no cracks or damages.
Please see my listings for other antique witches balls, all recently acquired from the estate of a well-known 92 year old antiques dealer.
These are all genuine, antique examples.