Vintage Glass Christmas Ornament Fruit Basket, German Flower Basket Ornament, Basket of Fruit Ornament, German Mercury Glass Ornaments
Lovely early vintage figural fruit basket ornament, with white mica decoration. Circa late 1940s to early 1950s, West Germany.
This fine German antique vintage mercury glass Christmas ornament is so fine and delicate, made of very thin blown glass indicative of this era. It features a beautifully molded blown glass form, with 3D red and gold fruit spilling over a turquoise woven basket. The top and bottom basket rim edges are finished with hand applied white mica, adding to the unique beauty of this old ornament.
It measures 2 inches wide and is topped with the original metal cap and Lauscha style flat hanging loop. The cap is stamped “West Germany” and is one of the earliest of these ornaments. The West Germany mark was initiated after the war in 1949. It is in excellent vintage condition with no chips or cracks, and just a bit of minor paint loss in a couple of spots. The bottom is unsilvered and shows some oxidation. Our photos show all sides of this beautiful antique ornament. Hard to find with the multiple paint colors combined with the mica!