Circa: 1920 Country of Origin: Germany Manufacturer: Pre War German Import
This antique German clip-on Christmas ornament is usually called a stork, but the extra long open orange beak reminds me more of the pelicans that live near our local lakes here in Idaho. Made of unsilvered blown glass with a tail of spun glass fibers, the bird is 3 inches high by about 5 inches long from beak to tail. The tin clip is marked Germany. The ornament is in excellent vintage condition with almost no paint loss. The tail feathers, fused securely at one end, tend to fall out of the pike - you may wish to secure them with a dab of glue.