Circa: 1900 Country of Origin: United States Manufacturer: Victorian Era American Production
This large, lovely antique Victorian tinsel framed Christmas ornament features a beautifully lithographed and embossed 3-1/2 by 5-1/2 inch German paper die-cut depicting a lady with flowers and flowing, curly black hair with a cherub behind her shoulder, all framed in a heart shape. Extending from the bottom of the heart are golden rays, stars, nosegays or tussie-mussies, and a four leaf clover. Loops of wired gold feather tinsel garland and strands of gold flat tinsel frame the diecut, with red cellophane streamers.
Overall measurements are about 5 by 8-1/2 inches. One of the red streamers is shorter than the other, probably broken off. Otherwise the ornament is in excellent condition for its 100-plus years.