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A very early 1900s turkey, created in the early 1900s, or perhaps before.
Turkeys have always been a part of early Christmas Celebrations.. if you look at early Christmas Cards.
Other birds and Turkeys always in the trees.
And of course, the turkey is often the center of the main meal at Christmas.
At least, it always was, in our farm home.
Black eyes, with an annealed red wattle, or snood, hanging from this male's head.
Pearl, gold, and a pinkish red coloration.
White Spun glass fan tail.
Fantastic shape for such a fan tail.
Whitespun glass tail.. really is different.. rather than just a tail protruding from end of turkey.
Great asit stands above the bough.
4.00" 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 put up one tree in our den and one in our dining room. These ornaments did not fit on the trees this year, and it seems senseless to keep them in boxes in the back closet. So hopefully new caretakers can be found for these German ornaments being listed tonight.
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 Glass Turkey On Clip. White Fan Spun Glass Tail. German Ornament. : $342