The word witch ball may be a corruption of watch ball because it was used to ward off, guard against, evil spirits. They may be hung in an eastern window, placed on top of a vase or suspended by a cord (as from the mantelpiece or rafters). They may also be placed on sticks in windows or hung in rooms where inhabitants wanted to ward off evil.
Witch balls appeared in America in the 19th century and larger, more opaque variations are often found in gardens under the name gazing ball. Glass studios traditionally make a witch ball as the first object to be created in a new studio.
Once used as the glass balls used on fishing nets, witch balls are in some lore associated with sea superstitions and legends.
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