Antique Clip Bird Ornament Germany 1920s, Large Multi Color Songbird Mercury Glass Clip On Bird Ornament, Vintage German Glass Bird Ornament
Striking early antique German blown glass clip on songbird Christmas ornament, light yellow with tri color wings! It is a beautiful and delicate bird which sits on a very old antique clip! Circa early 1920s.
The bird is highly sculptural with finely molded feather and wing details. The long pointed black beak tip still has the tiny ball of glass where the glass blower ended. Wow! The tail feathers are the original spun glass. The colorful wings featured three bands of color: bright red, deep gold, and sage green. The cap on the head is also green. Black dot eyes finish this fine ornament.
It measures 6.5 inches, beak tip to tail end. The blown glass body is 4.5 inches wide. The original spun glass tail and spring legs are intact. The large metal clip is fancy and ornate, with a scallop fan shape which is quite rare and indicative of its age. The spring legs are quite unique, comprised of one long spring which was bent into a “U” shape and inserted through two holes in the top clip plate. This is very rare, as usually there are two springs. This is another indication of the early age of this fine antique ornament. It is in very good antique condition, the colors still bright and crisp with the usual oxidation and some paint loss at the tail end. Please view all of the detailed photos to appreciate this very old ornament.
What a beautiful antique German songbird Christmas ornament. It is quite rare in this color combination with the antique clip and unique spring legs. A must have for any antique German or figural Christmas ornament collection.
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