Santa is traveling on Christmas eve in a magical sparkling Christmas ship made with a mid-century glass icicle ornament. This Victorian era beautifully rendered Father Christmas is embellished with antique chenille and our finest antique sugar glitter for extra sparkle. The ship is detailed in antique gold roping, antique and vintage Dresden paper trims; has a glass mast festooned with vintage tinsel ribbon. Santa hangs on with one hand to rigging made with sparkling vintage tinsel garland. May this ornament truly shine under your tree lights this Christmas!
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.