Circa: 1920s Country of Origin: Czech Rep. Manufacturer: Pre War Czechoslovakian Import
This beautiful 1920s fancy beaded Christmas ornament features faceted silver mercury glass beads strung on red chenille and wrapped in a geometric linked diamond pattern around a green glass ball. A looped bead finial dangles from the center bottom. The ornament is 2-3/4" diameter by about 4-1/2" long not including the wire hanger at the top.
The 1/4" diameter faceted silver beads are Czech, I can't tell where the center green ball was made as the metal cap is entirely covered by the beads and chenille. It's a kugel-like ornament with the color and mercury silvering on the inside and tiny fine bubbles in the glass, though not heavy like a real kugel. The ornament is in very good condition with no broken beads.