Antique Spun Cotton Ornament Turnip, German Fruit Vegetable Christmas Ornament, Feather Tree, 1890s
Wonderful antique German spun cotton Christmas ornament, a hard to find turnip! Circa 1890s.
This is a wonderful example of antique pressed cotton Christmas ornaments, so popular during the Victorian period. These ornaments were pressed from molds with fine spun cotton mixed with a bit of glue, then dyed to produce pastel color ornaments. Once dried, they were coated with glue again and sprinkled with sparkly mica for a bright finishing touch.
This very early ornament is molded in the shape of a round turnip. It is a sparkly white with areas of pink blush blending softly around the side. It has its original metal hanging loop.
It measures 2 inches wide and is in excellent antique condition free of tears, dents, or odors. The mica flakes are still sparkly. It’s in remarkable condition for its very old age, over 130 years old!
This special antique German spun cotton vegetable Christmas ornament makes a beautiful addition to your antique ornament collection.
We have a sister spun cotton ornament to this one, a colorful bright peach!
And, a wonderful collection of Victorian Christmas ornaments!