Circa: 1930 Country of Origin: Germany Manufacturer: Pre War German Import
A set of three rare 1930s or earlier German blown mercury glass diorama indent type glass Christmas ornaments with double pikes. Instead of a little scene inside the indent, each ornament has a spidery rosette of fine spun glass strands in the centers. Each has a band of color encircling the web of spun glass, rust-orange or black-green.
The ornaments are 2-3/8 inches diameter. The pikes at the center backs are left open, allowing Christmas tree lights to back light and enhance the center decorations. They're very thin and fragile, with the deep center indents almost touching the back walls. There is some finish wear but no breaks or chips, and the delicate thread-like spun glass strands are intact with no damage. The dust you see on the black stripe has been carefully wiped away since the photos were taken.