1920s Art Glass Canary In Glass Tube Cage. Amazing Glass German Ornament. For Sale
Miniature Yellow Glass Canary in a Glass Tube Cage.
Art Glass German Glass Christmas Tree Ornament. 1920s.
This was a popular ornament, especially with the Germans.
As the glass blowers kept a canary or parakeet in a cage in their homes in the winter.
This was a "gas detector". If the bird flopped down, or even died, they immediately left their home.
As a gas lead was occurring.. as the gas was piped into their homes so they could blow and create ornaments in the winter.
Little free blown yellow canary.
Sitting on a glass rod.
Glass cage... clear sides, so we can easily see the bird.
There is some paint wear due to age which you can see on the top and bottom of the cage.
Little glass circle blown, and inserted in the top to serve as a hanger.
To achieve this alone, is a feat.. for a master glass blower.
A marvelous example of German Art Glass.
3.00" 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.This specific chick was blown in the mid-1920s when the Germans were experimenting with art glass forms, and free-blowing
them from single tubes of glass. I feel this is an elegant, and most representative of this Art Glass movement in Germany.
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 COST OF SENDING INCLUDES INSURANCE.
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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