Circa: 1930 Country of Origin: Germany Manufacturer: Pre War German Import
Nice old German clip-on mercury glass song bird Christmas ornament from Germany, 5-3/4 inches long from beak to the end of the spun glass fibers tail. The finish is shaded gold and green with a pink overtint along the wings and sides - note that the book looks very different on the other side. The ornament is mounted to the tin clip by two coiled wire springs - they allow the bird to appear to flutter and move on the tree branch at the slightest breeze or movement.
The condition is good with some minor finish wear. The spun glass tail is a replacement added by me, I got the ornament without a tail. Actually, I have two birds and am including the second as a bonus. It doesn't have a tail and the pontil at the tip of the beak is chipped off.