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Wonderful blue molded, old-fashioned Circus hat. More the European Circus Type.
Pearl colored face... Black eyes and eye brows.
Puffed cheeks with circus clown paint.
Double sided head.. absolutely great as it can be seen from so many different angles.
This clown head is on a pink pear shaped bottom.
Trimmed with white lines, and squiggly lines as well.
But most fantastic are the two pale blue indents on both sides.
Meant to simulate buttons in a most whimsical way with the indents.
Blown in the Golden Age of Glass Ornaments between World War I and World War II.
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. I realize a lot of ornaments, but I have collected for over 60 years... a long time indeed. We used to decorate from 23 to 27 feather trees, between the two stories of the house, and we always had a bird tree. And this bird is one on that tree for so many Christmases.
There is nothing wrong with these Christmas ornaments These being listed today are in very good shape. They are vintage, not reproductions. 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 the saleeer 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 offerding and 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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1920s Double Sided Clown Head, On Oval Indent. Great Glass German Ornament. : $49