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Antique 1800s Lavender Milk Glass Lightning Rod Ball
Here is lightening rod ball of pale purple milk glass. It measures approximately 5" from collar to collar, and about 5" across.
There is a bit of chipping around one of the collars, and there is rust around one, too, all typical of balls that were actually used at one time. Please see photographs.
These were decorative for lightening rods on barns and farmhouses from the mid 1800s, and are becoming more difficult to source.
These are lovely used as home decor, displayed in groups with other LRB, or shown with white milk glass pieces, or in a monochromatic purple glass display.
Sorry, the clear purple glass ball in the final photo has now sold.
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