Circa: 1920s Country of Origin: Czech Rep. Manufacturer: Pre War Czechoslovakia Import
This 1920s beaded Czech glass Christmas ornament is about 6" long by about 4-3/4" wide. Long coppery gold colored glass straw tube beads form a diamond shape connected by green ribbed beads, inside of which is a wired cross created with various shapes and sizes of mercury glass beads in blue, gold, and silver (now mostly pearly white due to natural age dissipation of the inner mercury silvering). Two strands of silver melon, round and oat beads with green bead tips dangle from the bottom point of the diamond. There is slight finish wear and mercury loss as you would expect in an ornament of this age and type, but no broken or loose beads or wires and the ornament still displays beautifully.