RESERVED 1920s Antique Free Blown Snake Glass Christmas Ornament, German Serpent Glass Ornament, Vintage Figural Ornaments
Fabulous antique free blown German glass ornament, the biblical snake in silver and magenta! Circa 1920s.
This is a hard to find antique German snake ornament. The snake has been a dominant Christian symbol since the mid 1800s when figural ornaments started to decorate the family Christmas trees. The presence of a snake (or serpent) on the tree relates to the biblical story of the Tree of Paradise.
It measures 5.75 inches tall and features a bright silver and magenta-red twisted body. The glass is very thin and fine, typical of this early era of German glass ornament making, where each ornament was individually blown by mouth and hand shaped. It retains its original Lauscha style metal cap.
The silvering is still very strong. It is in excellent condition free of chips or cracks. There is the usual oxidation on the pike end with a bit of minor oxidation and paint loss on the body.
What a fabulous rare addition to your vintage antique figural Christmas ornament collection!
SIDE NOTE: Early German free blown ornaments like this are quite rare due to the time consuming process. The ornament is free blown by the glassblower from a single tube of glass, using a paddle and then pulled by hand. The majority of figural glass decorations and ornaments were blown into a mold, so, this process is a real treat.
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