6 ½” Tall (including tinsel hanger) x 12” Wide
A serious Dresden Star collector should not miss out on this ornament! We were excited to find this wonderful large 9-inch antique die-cut chromolithograph at a recent Golden Glow of Christmas Past event. The subject matter is fantastic and the scrap is rare. Imagine going back 120 years and riding in a sleigh like this one, your fur lap robe keeping you cozy and warm, the horses briskly trotting at the slightest response from your riding crop, their bells jingling in the crisp winter morning air. Glenn meticulously supported every part of this scrap (carefully cutting around all the die-cut edges) with cardstock covered in vintage holly paper and then added light green vintage cellophane to showcase this beautiful illustration. A long Victorian era parasol ornament was just the right choice to go with the scene. Glenn accented the parasol with light gold Dresden papers, along with red tinsel cording and tiny green rhinestones, which echo colors in the sleigh above. He then attached plush Victorian tinsel rope in a triangle shape from each end of the parasol; a perfect way to hang this elegant ornament and to add sparkle on the tree.
Lovingly handcrafted and signed by Glenn Giaimo.
Our Signature Style - To Make an Ornament for You that Lasts for Generations! You will know you have a ultra-custom Dresden Star Work of Art because we sign and date each and every ornament, as well as add our gold hang tag with your specific ornament’s unique one-of-a-kind inventory number on it. You will receive your ornament gently packed between layers of tissue paper in a beautiful embossed gold box with care and handling instructions. With over 15 years of experience, we are expert at wire-wrapping each ornament to help protect it against accidental breakage (just like those smart Victorians). We take extra time and pains to meticulously back every scrap to cardstock and old-stock papers to protect these beautiful and fragile illustrations so they will last for generations to come.
Just Imagine, You are Viewing an Ornament made with Materials 60 to 150 Years Old! Dresden Star Ornaments are almost exclusively made 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.
Since many of our creations contain glass ornaments that are as much as 120 years old, the condition and patina will vary, which this is part of their vintage one-of-a-kind charm and character. Items described as “antique” are dated between the 1870s and 1920. Items described as “vintage” are dated between the 1920s and the 1950s (mid-century). We also use newer Dresden trims (on occasion) and crinkle wire (to wire-wrap ornaments for durability) made more recently in Germany using techniques and equipment that have not changed over the past 150 years.