15 1/2” tall; ¾” diameter opening at base of glass spire; silver loop provide for hanging on a branch
Elegant excellent condition 7” antique scrap angel in pink gown with red sash celebrates Christmas with an intricately die-cut tree behind her (carefully reinforced with our best antique silver paper). I selected a gorgeous antique topper (complete with its original wire, tinsel and mercury glass bead decorations) to draw out the red accents on the brunette angel. Details include “clouds” of soft vintage spun glass, highly embossed antique silver Dresden paper in grape-vine motif, and Vintage Dresden paper stars with pale blue vintage rhinestones. For the final touch I wire-wrapped this topper with the original silver crinklewire found on this topper.
Lovingly handcrafted and signed by Gail 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.