G889 Large Green 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 green color is achieved by adding trace amounts of metal (iron) to the molten glass before it is blown into the spherical shape. Silver, gold and green – which brilliantly reflected candlelight, were the most popular colors. The word “Kugel” means “Round Ball” in German, but they were also made in the shapes of Grapes, Apples, Berries, Pears, Tear Drops, Pine Cones and Ribbed Melons.