RESERVED Antique Blown Glass Bird Christmas Ornament Marked Germany, Vintage Glass Hanging Bird Ornament, Bird Ornament Annealed Hook, 1920s – RARE
Very early German blown glass bird Christmas ornament, embossed Germany on the bottom! Circa early 1920s.
This is a very sweet antique glass bird ornament. It is hard to find these old ornaments that include the annealed glass hook on top. This one is especially rare, as it is also embossed “Germany” on the bottom. Certain Lauscha ornament makers of the time thought this feature would add value and desirability to their ornaments, distinguishing them from their neighbor ornament makers.
It is simply wonderful, featuring deeply molded feather and wing details. The silver beak is super fine, thin, and long. It is a faded light gold color with a splash of silver on top of its head. The tail feathers are the original spun glass in a silvery-white color.
It measures 5 inches wide, beak tip to tail end. The blown glass body is 3.25 inches wide. This old ornament is in very good antique condition free of chips, breaks, or cracks. There is a some age related oxidation and silvering loss, not uncommon at 100 years old! The embossed Germany mark is crisp and clear. The annealed hook is intact and complete.