Circa: 1955 Country of Origin: Italy Manufacturer: Mid Century Italian Import
This large 1950s Italian blown silvered glass indented diorama style scene Christmas ornament is a fat teardrop shape with white mica glitter snow frosting on the outside, scalloped halfway down the back. Inside the deeply recessed indented opening is a painted plastic scene of a Belsnickle or Father Christmas style Santa, carrying a staff or walking stick with his toy sack slung over his shoulder. The inside of the ornament is tinted pale yellow and is very reflective, and there's a little cloud of real cotton behind the figure.
The ornament is nearly 4-1/2 inches long from the top of the pike to the tip of the pontil point by more than 3" wide at the center. The metal cap is marked Made Italy. The ornament is in excellent condition, virtually mint. A scarce and desirable diorama style Christmas ornament.