"The Witchball" (1931) by Mary McCrossan [1865-1934].
never one to take
she includes a
prayerful angel along
with the witchball
© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.
Witchballs originally were glass floats used in fishing. A connection was made between witches who floated after being cast into a body of water and the fishing floats that did not sink. Later they were thought to protect a home from witches and other evil spirits, and subsequently morphed into decorating accents!