Circa: 1930 Country of Origin: Germany Manufacturer: Pre War German Import
These rare German glass indented Christmas ornaments have blown glass bulbs in the deeply recessed centers which were once filled with liquid. The liquid has long since evaporated, but the ornaments are still lovely. They're about 2-1/4" diameter, blown with the pikes in the back and wire hangers attached at the side between the rims and pikes. The glass bulbs inside are mounted over circles of looped gold wire and have some pink and blue color tinting.
One ornament has a small dresden foil flower scrap covering the pontil of the inner glass bulb, the other has lost its scrap flower. The inner mercury silvering has suffered natural deterioration, mostly affecting the backs. It's amazing that such fragile, paper-thin beauties have survived in such great condition for the past 80-some years. Price is for the pair.