Early 1870s Victorian Wire-wrapped Pink Bird House. Glass Xmas Ornament. For Sale
Early 1870s Victorian Wire-Wrapped Unsilvered Pink Bird Cage. Cotton Birds, and Mother Bird.
German Christmas Tree Ornament.
This is one of the very early glass ornaments, made in Lauscha, Germany. Blown without the use of a mold--free blown from a single tube of glass, it was shaped into the ornament that you seeby the fathers in the German household. Then the mothers would paint and decorate the ornament. The grandmothers would do the wire-wrapping as they had the patience to do this very laborious difficult task. This was a cottage industry, a means for the German families to earn money during the winter when they could not work in the fields. A wonderful heritage in that each ornament is individually finished and a true work of art.
Unsilvered inside, it was lacquered a rose pink color on the cage, and a gold color on pole and base.
Wonderful with the cotton mother bird on top of the house.
And there is a little hole, out of which are peeking, two little cotton baby birds.
Heavy crinkly silver around the cage itself, and base.
More thin silver crinkly wire wrapped under that.
Marvelous peaks of silver wire also attached towards the top of the cage.
An outstanding bird related ornament.
And to think, after all these decades, still tightly wrapped.
A remarkable Victorian ornament, with excessive decoration..remember the more the better.. according to the Victorian taste.
An amazing ornament, in just great condition, with excellent coloration.6.25" inheight, andin very good shape considering it is well over 130 years old.
There is nothing wrong with these glass Victorian ornaments. In fact, they 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 on multiple orders 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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