11 ½” tall, ½” diameter opening at base. Requires a narrow diameter top branch to fit on a real tree. Will fit on feather-trees of all sizes. USE AS A TREE-TOPPER OR HANG ON A BRANCH WITH LOOP PROVIDED.
SPECIAL FEATURES Very traditional treatment of “the real Santa Claus”, who was born in the third century A.D. and dedicated his life to follow Jesus’ teachings to assist and love the needy - especially little children. Circa 1900 scrap St. Nicholas is in exceptional condition and is adorned with vintage rhinestones and soft antique tinsel. Vintage glass spire ornament is richly decorated with lovely Dresden papers, green and red chenille, and antique gold bullion fringe. Antique silver bumpy bells hang from decorative silver wire. HANDMADE AND SIGNED BY GLENN GIAIMO
EACH DRESDEN STAR ORNAMENT IS TRULY ONE-OF-A-KIND, 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