6” tall, 9” tall, including tinsel tail; ¾” diameter opening at base of coil-spring wire. Requires a narrow ½” diameter top branch to fit on a real tree. Tree-tested to display well on all feather-trees up to 5’ tall. USE AS A TREE-TOPPER OR HANG ON A BRANCH WITH LOOP PROVIDED.
SPECIAL FEATURES This is a traditional Victorian treatment sets off this wonderful pre-1900s German Die-cut Santa to his best advantage. We enjoyed adding materials that complimented Santa’s purple hood, to include: vintage purple, copper and green light reflector decoration; rare magenta antique Dresden paper stars; and antique tinsel star with traditional coil-spring wire. HANDMADE AND SIGNED BY GAIL 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