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“Dickens” Gentleman with Dog on Elaborate Spindle Ornament with Christmas Garland

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    10” tall


    This portly gentleman, proudly standing in his Christmas Sunday best with his best friend, looks just like a character out of a Charles Dickens book. Glenn selected a large festive mid-century spindle ornament, and employed a mind-boggling assortment of festive trims, to showcase this antique paper scene, to include 8 different Dresden paper trims (including beautiful antique paper railing), antique purple and blue metallic trim, antique hand-cut blue glass beads, and a garland made with vintage green and silver tinsel roping and small vintage Christmas beads in assorted colors. Glenn’s selection of metallic blue paper, glass pike wrapped in two-tone blue ribbons, and antique scrap Christmas holly (see back of ornament) adds an amazing finish to an already spectacular ornament.

    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.



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