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Any good butler worth his bowtie and starched collar would be using this Butler's Ball to keep an eye on the guests. The mirrored Mercury glass ball creates a well-rounded eyeful of the goings-on at a dinner party...or after the dinner party REAL party. These were popular during the Victorian era, into the Art Deco era...wherever affluent people had a butler who needed some visual aid.
This rare 1930s ball was made by Charles F. Zeller of West Virginia. It's marked on the black textured glass base. The ball measures 3 inches across the glass by 5 inches high with base.
Mercury glass is a double walled glass where silver / mercury is fused to the inside creating a mirror effect. This one is in excellent vintage condition with no issues except for the photographer who we're keeping an eye on. A rare unusual piece.
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Rare Art Deco Mercury Glass Butler's Ball Mirrored Spy Glass
$185 USD SOLD
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