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Usilvered inside, it was lacquered a rich, deep cherry red.
Wrapped with silver tinsel crinkly wire.
Paper face on front of clock.
Then around the paper face, a heavier, rich silver wire, in little loops, and then silver wrapped to keep it tight on the glass.
On top is a little cotton bird with paper wings.
Wonderful as it is almost like a little cuckoo bird on the top to sing out the time on the hour.
Then at bottom, two fabric flowers with little stamens.
The one on the left is pink.
The one on the right is white.
The entire clock is finished with heavier silver crinkly wire around the edges of the clock,
and this forms a handle with a loop at the top, to act as an hanger.
And so Victorian in a period where the more decorations, the better.
And this ornament is such a stunning example of that mark of the Victorian era.
This is one of the 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 theclock that you see by 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.
An amazing ornament, in just great condition, with excellent coloration.
5.00" in height, and in 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.