Friday, December 9, 2011

The Home Beautiful: Christmas Ornaments by Krebsglas, 1900

The Victoria & Albert Museum

Blown in Lauscha, Germany, in 1900, by the manufacturer, Krebsglas, we see a collection of glass Christmas ornaments.

These Christmas decorations are typical of the east German region of Thuringia which has long been celebrated for its glass-blowing and lampwork. These examples from 1900 are mould-blown.  The spire--intended for the top of the tree--is particularly fine and was most likely from a mould from the late Nineteenth Century.

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