G888 Large Silver ball Kugel ornament - Hand blown glass - nice weight and great condition with original cap and ring. Made in Germany between 1840 and early 1900. The silver kugels are actually clear glass with mirrored interiors to give them the metallic appearance. The word "kugel" means "round ball" in German,but they were also made in the shapes of Grapes, Apples, Berries, Pears, Tear Drops, Pinecones and Ribbed Melons. Silver, gold and green – which brilliantly reflected candlelight, were the most popular colors. Measures 4" diameter.