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A very early 1900s owl, and possibly a bit earlier.
Silvered inside, the owl is a wonderful pink color.
A touch of elegant purple on his back towards the back
It eyes are outlined with red.. as they are open.. it is evening, and he is peeking to see if Santa is coming.
Black center eyes, and black nose.
The molding is just outstanding... so realistic.
White spun glass tail.
Different style, earlier, gold flashed tin clip.
Great asit stands above the branch.
5.50" and in very good condition.
Glass ornament blown in Germany and hand painted there in the period between World War I and World War II—the Golden Age of Glass ornaments.
I want to add this. Many forget that a positive form had to be carved out of pear wood, and what artistry that took. If a family was more wealthy, they purchased the molds. If they were a poorer family, they rented them from one of six companies who produced the molds for use in this cottage industry.
This was a cottage industry, a means for the Germans to make money during the winter when they could not work in the fields. The sons and fathers blew the ornaments. The girls and mom would silver the ornaments inside, and then individually paint the ornaments, and grandma would take to the train station in the spring when the others were back in the fields. Then they went to the sea coast, put on ships, and arrived in New York to be delivered across the country, and we used them to decorate our trees. The origin is Lauscha, Germany.
We are an older couple which are down-sizing, and these ornaments have been in storage as we have not used them for years. It seems senseless to keep in a box, and not be seen by anyone. So, we are seeking new care-takers for these great German ornaments... so they can be passed on to future generatons.. and be enjoyed, rather than sitting in a box underneath a bed upstairs.
There is nothing wrong These being listed today arein very good shape.They arevintage, notreproductions. I guarantee that. I start all my sales at .99 cents as it is an sale and I just never cared when I went to live sale and thesaleeer started very high, and then spent time backing down to get a offer.
I am more than happy to combine postage to save money.
THIS ORNAMENT WILL BE INSURED. THUS THE POSTAGE INCLUDES FULL INSURANCE ON ORNAMENT.
Just let me know you are multiple offerdingand I will invoice you when you are finished offerding and wish for me to send the items. Then, I will combine postage and send to you, and send final invoice. If any questions about this, please email me.
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1900s Pink Owl On Clip. Spun Glass Tail. Glass German Christmas Ornament. : $57