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Antique German Grape Shaped Glass Kugel

Antique German Grape Shaped Glass Kugel

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Item: Kugel (Ornament)

Make: German Origin

Age: Circa 1900

Construction: Glass (Blown in Mold)

Dimensions: 6 1/2" Long x 4" Diameter

Condition: Very good pre-owned vintage condition. Moderate loss of silvering throughout. Signs of wear are consistent with age and use. Please see photos.

Details: First appearing in 1848, the the kugel is the earliest form of German glass Christmas decoration. It's predecessor, the "witch ball", was made from unsilvered glass and hung from windows to ward off evil spirits, who were supposedly repulsed by round shapes. The blown, molded, figural glass ornaments we know today are evolved from the tradition of blowing kugels. 

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