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A fabulous, very large Victorian witches ball circa late 1800’s. The circumference of the ball is a massive 97 cms making it a rare and hard to come by item.
The hand blown mercury glass complete with it’s minor imperfections sends off wonderful reflections. The ball retains it’s original brass hanging hook.
These heavy spherical balls were hand blown & silvered. The plug where the silver was poured in is visible on the ball.
Witches balls as they are known have been associated with a number of superstitions but mainly it is believed that they were hung in windows to ward off evil spirits.
Due to the fragility of this item it will be delivered by a trusted van courier. Price for delivery £60 within mainland UK…. Except for Scotland please ask for a quote.

Condition report:

In wonderful condition for it’s age, the glass has the odd imperfection as one would expect but there is no damage.

Additional dimensions information:

97 cms circumference

Wear condition Wear condition

  • Revive
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32.0 cm


32.0 cm

Date of manufacture



19th Century





Place of origin

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Item location

Winchester, United Kingdom




The Retro Business

Seller VAT status

Seller is not VAT registered

Wear conditions


Shows little to no signs of wear and tear.


May show slight traces of use in keeping with age. Most vintage and antique items fit into this condition.


Likely to show signs of some light scratching and ageing but still remains in a fair condition.

Apparent Wear and Tear

Visible signs of previous use including scratches, chips or stains.

Needs Restoration

Structurally sound but recommended for upcycling, re-upholstering or restoration before use.

Please refer to condition report, images or make a seller enquiry for additional information.


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Delivery to London and the Home Counties is £60 generally within 14 working days. Please contact the seller with a post code for other areas of the Country so that we can supply a delivery quote.
We use independent, professional, fully insured couriers who work on their own and will require assistance to unload, they are always happy to place your item in your preferred location.
We have stated delivery time as more than 2 weeks in order not to disappoint. Delivery is nearly always within 14 days and sometimes sooner, however there can be times when the unexpected happens or the delivery is to a more remote part of the UK and it may take a little longer.

Estimated delivery time

More than two weeks

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The Retro Business

4.95 / 5
Located in Winchester, United Kingdom
  • Selling at Vinterior since 2017
  • 325 sales
  • Ships from Winchester, United Kingdom
Our re-cycled Victorian shack is situated on the edge of Winchester, we buy & sell whatever catches our eye … we’re big fans of the Mid 20th C but we will always get caught up in the allure of ‘smart’ antiques, rustic country style furniture, vintage textiles, impressionist art… We’re firm believers that interiors should be eclectic, that they should ‘evolve’, and that there should be a good mix of periods. We sympathetically restore our items if needed but we will always preserve & revere their hard-won patina of age.

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