This piece is as rare as they come: an original, potent ‘Two Worlds Ltd’ crystal ball, in its original velvet lined case (to prevent unintended ‘seeing’), complete with a facsimile of the even rarer instructions for use (copied directly from the original). It also has its thick black velvet cloth so the ball can be covered over.
The Two Worlds Publishing Company was founded in Manchester in 1887 to produce their flagship periodical, The Two Worlds.
From its inception until 1892, the famed actress and Spiritualist Emma Hardinge Britten acted as editor. It claimed to be a journal "devoted to Spiritualist, Occult Science, Ethics, Religion and Reform."
Two Worlds catered to those hungry for esoteric knowledge. By the turn of the century, Two Worlds had begun offering their own brand name spirit-communication tools for aspiring home mediums, including dial plates, planchettes and gazing crystals.
It is spine tingling and oh-so thrilling to think of the life of this crystal ball across approximately 120 years (the glass is rippled and with inclusions creating strange distortions). A magical piece.
A simply beautiful gift for yourself or a loved one, which will grace any collection.
Case W 8cm x D 8cm x H 6cm
Ball approximately 5cm (irregular shape/hand blown)
Condition: Where there are specific points to note we will detail these as far as possible but please be aware that all our items have wear commensurate with age and are as seen in the photographs. If you require any specific information please do not hesitate to get in contact. Please note: some wear to the case commensurate with its great age. Some flea bites to the ball surface.