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The first time I saw this ornament was in PhiLlip Snyder's THE Christmas TREE BOOK in 1976.
Then a few years later, we were lucky enough to locate one from a German couple we knew.
It is a very early molded ornament.. not the first by any means, but one of the first.
It has a metal top which is plastered onto the glass ornament.
Then a metal circle through it...much the same type method used for earlier kugel ornaments.
There is some silver wear at top.
There is also a little circle of silver wear on one side.. no crack.. no break.. just a breakdown inside of silver.
No difference since it arrived here in 1979 from Germany.
It is a smiling quarter moon face on both sides.. as if were in the sky.
And to the left of it on both sides are indented stars.
Really an amazing ornament, and historically extremely old.
3.00" and in very good condition, considering its age.
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 OTHER THAN WHAT IS SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED ABOVE. 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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Early 1870s Man In The Moon. Quarter Moon With Stars. Glass German Ornament : $229