12” tall, 3/8” Opening at base of Glass Spire – Best with Feather Tree Top Branch as Shown Here
This slender masterpiece is ideal for a feather tree that has a narrow top branch (see picture close up of topper on top tree branch). Glenn found original antique silver decorative “steifkantille” wire and formed it into graceful curves for original antique mercury glass bumpy bells with their original glass clappers. The beautiful antique triple-indent spire topper has a lovely blue and silver patina. Glenn paired it with a rare antique scrap cherub (in hard to find 6” size) with blue eyes the same delicate coloring as the glass spire. Each indent was meticulously decorated with 3 different kinds of antique and vintage trims, and vintage gold Dresden paper stars with tiny blue Rhinestones. Old-stock silver Lametta tinsel tail was added to the top of the spire, as was commonly seen on the old toppers.
Lovingly handcrafted and signed by Glenn Giaimo.
THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND ORNAMENT IS MADE ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY WITH ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE MATERIALS to include: glass ornaments from the 1890s to1950s, most of which were made in Germany; colorful Victorian embossed & die-cut paper “scraps” and chromolithographs from postcards and advertising trade cards, made in Europe between the 1870s and 1910; antique and vintage fabric to include chenille, lace, ribbon and metallic trims; antique and vintage tinsel from tree garlands and old-stock German-made Lametta tinsel; gold and silver old-stock Dresden paper trims, crepe paper, foil, gift wrap, spun glass, and other embellishments. Items described as “antique” are dated between 1870 and the early 1900s (prior to WWI). Items described as “vintage” are dated between 1915 (WWI) and the 1950s (mid-century). We also use Dresden trims (only on occasion) and crinkle wire (always used for durability) made more recently in Germany using techniques and equipment that have not changed over the past 150 years.