10" Stainless Steel Gazing Globe

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10" Stainless Steel Gazing Globe

43.99

This 10” Stainless Steel Gazing Globe is a beautiful piece of art that will add life and personality to any garden. This globe can be mounted on a pedestal or stake, hung from a hanger*, float in a water garden, or simply be placed on a table or the ground. It is unbreakable, weatherproof, and it floats. This globe will sure to become a lovely feature to enjoy for years to come! Makes a great gift!

*pedestals, stakes, hangers sold separately

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History of Gazing Globes

Since the 13th century, gazing globes have been an eye catching feature of gardens. They also have become a signature accent for the spiritual gardener.

The first record of gazing globes show that they were hand made by Italian artisans who crafted them out of mouth- blown glass. Many kings in Europe chose to have these beautiful orbs in their gardens, and believed they held magical, mystical powers. They were thought to have brought prosperity and good luck to any who owned one.

It was thought that the globes could ward off bad things like disease, evil spirits, attackers and even ghosts. They were thought to keep the witches away from ones home. If the gazing globe was placed near the door of the house the witch would see her own reflection and be scared away.

As time progressed, the gazing globes served other purposes. They gained the nick name “butler ball”, because the servants would use the globes as a mirror in order to see guests approaching. They were also used to see whether or not guests needed help, without having to stare at them directly while they ate their meals.

In other legend, people believed that gazing globes would attract fairies and various other mystical magical spirits. These beautiful globes became a standard feature in Victorian gardens and are still popular today. They add beauty and mystical wonder to outdoor garden areas. Gazing globes can come in a variety of colors, sizes, and styles. Stainless steel gazing globes are versatile and weather proof to provide long lasting beauty and enjoyment. The gazing globes trend found its way to America around the early 20th century. Soon everyone had at least one of these lovely ornaments in their gardens. They became a status symbol, signifying wealth and success. Today these beautiful orbs are a common sight in gardens all over the world.