Ahen is sitting on top of hereggs to keep them warm.
She is so well detailed, with red comb, beak, and even dark pink colored wings on her body.
The nest islacquered blue.
It is so detailed, you can see the individual weaving of the basket.
Black eyes finish her so completely.
Very colorful and very bright.
Unfortunately, she was too close to a candle on the tree, and you can see the results.
Thelacquered darkened on onesidedue to the candle flame.
We justalways left her as she was,as it was not her fault she was placed too near a candle.
She is beautiful on three sides, except for that one darkening due to flame.
Otherwise, a magnificent and neat ornament.
Always special to me as my mother raised eggs on the farm, andit was my job to gather eggs.
Sometimes, the hen let you take theeggs.
And other times.
Well,they wouldpeck me on the hand.
I did not like, but never harmed thehen, for she was important to mymom.
That is where her extra money came from.. the egg money kept in a tin can.
Blown before World War I.
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.
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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Early 1900s Hen Sitting On Nest. Glass German Christmas Tree Ornament.: $261