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Golden Gilded Dresden Angel Tree Topper

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    7 1/2” tall x  4” wide

    1” opening at base of cone; loop is provided for hanging on branch.  

    ***This ornament is made exclusively with all original 120+ year old materials and is part of very unique and rare listing. Our goal was to  re-create the whimsical magic of original 1880’s scrap, tinsel, glass, and paper ornaments that we have always fallen in love with but are so hard to find, and make them available to our collectors! (The condition and patina will vary, which this is part of their vintage one-of-a-kind charm and character.)*** Original Victorian wings and halos are so rare that I didn't have any to spare. The ones on this angel were made in Germany using the same techniques and equipment that has not changed over the past 150 years.

    I finally saved enough rare over century-old specialty papers to re-create the look and feel of an original Gilded Age ornament for stunning display, especially on a feather tree. I enjoyed matching her dress with gorgeous Victorian Silk velvet ribbon remnant. The outer skirt is made with Old rich red shellacked paper with bronzed lace doily wrapper miraculously intact from Geo Haas & Sons, buttercup taffies (thank you Google) San Francisco (1882). The Gold borders of Dresden papers are our oldest; the embossed rose vine in the front was the only remnant I had. The gorgeous gold bullion is the ultimate dress fringe for this special angel!

    Lovingly handcrafted and signed by Gail 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.

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