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DEPARTMENT 56 Christmas Ornament - Huge 9 Inch Wise Man on Camel - Handpainted Mercury Glass Collectible Ornament

DEPARTMENT 56 Christmas Ornament - Huge 9 Inch Wise Man on Camel - Handpainted Mercury Glass Collectible Ornament

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Overview

  • Vintage item
  • Materials: Mercury glass, hand blown, hand painted, luminous colors, gold, silver
  • Favorited by: 15 people
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DEPARATMENT 56 Christmas ornament - This huge ornament is one in a unique series of oversized hand-painted Mercury Glass ornaments by Department 56. (Note in photo 1 the relative size of the ornament next to regular-sized coffee cup and books.) The subject is a wise man riding on a camel. Luminous shades of red, orange, blue, green, and purple, and lots of shiny gold and silver; the colors are rich and exquisite - with striations that can only be achieved with hand-painting. It was produced in Taiwan, but hand-blown and hand-painted in the nineteenth century tradition. I don’t know the age but it came to me as part of a collection that appears to have been put together in the early 1990’s A little over 9” tall, it’s the largest Christmas ornament I have ever seen!

You will be happy to discover that this ornament is much more beautiful in person than it is the photos; the colors were so luminous and there was so much shiny gold and silver, my camera just couldn’t focus properly.

Many people collect special ornaments, whether they hang them on the tree, give them as gifts, or hold onto them and sell them later once they have increased in value. This one is an absolute stand out!

Condition is very good.

If you are interested in seeing more listings from this shop as they appear, just click on the heart by “Favorite Shop.”
DEPARATMENT 56 Christmas ornament - This huge ornament is one in a unique series of oversized hand-painted Mercury Glass ornaments by Department 56. (Note in photo 1 the relative size of the ornament next to regular-sized coffee cup and books.) The subject is a wise man riding on a camel. Luminous shades of red, orange, blue, green, and purple, and lots of shiny gold and silver; the colors are rich and exquisite - with striations that can only be achieved with hand-painting. It was produced in Taiwan, but hand-blown and hand-painted in the nineteenth century tradition. I don’t know the age but it came to me as part of a collection that appears to have been put together in the early 1990’s A little over 9” tall, it’s the largest Christmas ornament I have ever seen!

You will be happy to discover that this ornament is much more beautiful in person than it is the photos; the colors were so luminous and there was so much shiny gold and silver, my camera just couldn’t focus properly.

Many people collect special ornaments, whether they hang them on the tree, give them as gifts, or hold onto them and sell them later once they have increased in value. This one is an absolute stand out!

Condition is very good.

If you are interested in seeing more listings from this shop as they appear, just click on the heart by “Favorite Shop.”

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