Victorian Style Porcelain Alphabet Balls
In the late 1800's, ceramic marbles were quite common. They were shaped in to a sphere, put on a pin rack, kiln fired, and then dipped in glaze. Sometimes the marbles came loose from the rack while being fired, which would leave small dips in them. These reproduction alphabet and number balls are made to look as much like their antique counterpart as possible. They are the color of 'antique white', and they have holes in each one to emulate the process of being fired on a rack, and the glaze has a hand dipped appearance.
Most of our customers put them in a hurricane or apothecary jar, a basket, or a big fish bowl. You can also spell out special words with them or use them for art projects. They're perfect for a Victorian or vintage style home, steampunk design, and also a great gift for avid readers, typographers, writers, libraries, and literary majors!
This is one complete alphabet of 26 ceramic balls.
Small size are 1.25 inches in diameter.
Large size are 1.5 inches in diameter.
Complete two-alphabet box set featuring both sizes.