Country of Origin: Japan Manufacturer: Pre War Japan Import
These unusual tiny mercury silvered feather tree figural glass Christmas ornaments were made in Japan in the 1920s. Just 1-1/2 inches high by 1-1/4 inches high, they're brick or stone houses painted gold with red doors, green chimneys, and purple shingled roofs.
The ornaments have some paint wear as shown, and there's some inner mercury loss at the back of one. This ornament still has its original metal cap, the other lost its cap some years ago and it was replaced with a slightly rusty steel bobby pin for a hanger. Miniature Japan ornaments of this age are scarce, especially such detailed figurals.