1920s Antique German Blown Glass Ornament, Fish Carp Christian Figural Christmas Ornament
A superb antique German figural blown glass fish Christmas ornament in excellent condition! Circa 1920s.
This is a unique, early light gold and pink carp fish ornament. The carp has been a dominant Christian Christmas symbol since the mid 1800s when figural ornaments started to decorate the family Christmas trees. It represents good blessings and abundance, as well as the Christian faith.
This is a large size ornament at 3.75 inches wide. It features a deeply molded design, showing graduating sizes of fish scales, gills, multiple fins, and a pointed mouth which indicates the carp species. The glass is very thin and fine, typical of this early era of German glass ornament making.
The silvering is still very strong. The body is a rare light gold color with streaks of light pink at the top. The side fins are a pretty light green. The pike acts as the tail and is intact and is finished with the original unmarked Lauscha style cap. It still retains the original cotton cord hanging loop, always a nice bonus on these old antique ornaments (pre-metal hanging hook days).
This wonderful antique glass fish ornament is in excellent condition free of chips or cracks, or silvering loss. There is a bit of the usual oxidation at the tail end. What a fabulous addition to your vintage antique figural Christmas ornament collection!
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