Named “spheres of light” by Antonio Neri in 1612, the first gazing globes date back to 13th century Venice. Popularized in the Victorian era, the mirrored finish provided a fish-eye view of the entire garden and they were believed to fend off misfortune and deliver happiness and joy. Add color, charm, and good luck to your garden with these sparkling garden jewels from ACHLA Designs. These glass balls are blown in a layered technique that gives a crackly appearance over the colored glass and mirror finish while retaining structural integrity. In 11 brilliant colors that will not fade with the sun, and three diameter sizes, 6” 10” and 12”. All Crackle Glass Gazing Globes have a stem that allows them to sit securely in any of our gazing globe stands. Our wrought iron Gazing Globe Stands come in a wide array of sizes and styles for hard surfaces and spiking directly into lawn and garden beds. A traditional garden ornament popularized in the Victorian era, the mirrored finish of the Gazing Ball provided a fish-eye view of the entire garden and was believed to fend off misfortune and deliver happiness and joy. Add color, charm, and good luck to your garden with these sparkling garden jewels from ACHLA Designs. Handblown glass made in a layered technique that gives a crackly appearance over the colored glass finish while retaining structural integrity. In a deep, saturated Lapis Blue Glass that will not fade with time and sunlight, the interiors are mirrored for a reflective and brilliant sparkling surface.Well crafted, these garden balls will last many seasons. Though made of glass, these globes are made of several layers of glass. Each 10" diameter globe has a stem at the base that keeps it sitting securely in the stand. Sealed with a rubber gasket at the base to prevent moisture damage to the interior.Achla Designs Gazing Globe Stands come in a wide array of heights and styles, for hard surfaces and for spiking directly into lawn or garden soil. Our Gazing Globes are available in 11 beautiful colors, and 3 different sizes, 6", 10" and 12" diameter. With our wrought iron stands, Gazing Globes make wonderful accents to complement plantings in any area of the garden, yard, or patio.