Italian Blown Glass Christmas Ornament Santa Mouse De Carlini, Italy Free Blown Ornaments, Mouse Ornament, Glass Santa Ornaments
Delightful vintage De Carlini glass Christmas ornament, a hard to find large Santa Mouse head. Wonderful hand painted details and gold glitter, circa 1960s!
This is an earlier De Carlini Italy free blown ornament, so colorful and cheery with his hand painted face and big grin. The pike forms part of the Santa hat which is decorated with gold glitter. There are three annealed parts added to the blown glass sphere: one ear, the hat tail, and the cute red nose! It retains the original metal cap which is stamped “Made in Italy”. Our photos show all sides of this fun vintage Italian figural ornament.
It measures 4.75 inches wide and is in excellent vintage condition free of chips, cracks, or paint loss. A great addition to any De Carlini collection, and a special gift for the mouse collector!
SIDE NOTE: The northern Italians became well known for free blown ornaments like this in the early 1950s, creating their own Christmas ornament niche rather than compete with the ever popular German molded ornaments. They are very collectible due to the time consuming process and their fragile nature. The body is free blown by the glassblower from a tube of super thin glass.
We have a wonderful collection of Vintage Santas!