French developed the glass cloche, or bell jar, formed of a solid piece of glass shaped like a dome. The purpose was to protect an early garden plant from bleak cold and frost. This would hasten their crops to maturity. The Dutch and English expanded the idea with hand lights, lantern style, faceted pyramidal covers made from glass panes and frames of cast iron. Today French cloches', Dutch and English hand lights styles are much on the garden scene. As well as functional, they make a wonderful garden accent. Accent your garden table, or use as a food cover for your next gathering. Use a Round Copper Tray under the Bell Jar as a bonus design element.
- Made of clear glass
- Clear glass bell jars make perfect terrariums
- Covers to protect young plants from the cold
- Replicas are based on 17th and 18th century garden cloches
- Width is measured from widest point to widest point, left to right
Small: 12"H x 7.5" dia
Large: 15"H x 11.5" dia
Extra Large: 17"H x 14.5" dia
Achla Designs, a Garden Accessories company, emphasizes unique, hand forged, wrought iron, European furnishings for the home and garden. Items range from small hooks and brackets to large pavilions and arbors. They also offer birdbaths, birding & garden pole systems, trellises, statuary, composting products, and wood and metal furniture. In 2004, Achla Designs introduced the Williamsburg Collection, offering reproductions as well as 17th and 18th century inspired designs for the contemporary home. Achla Designs continues to add beautiful and unique items year after year, resulting in an unusually large product line.