Sunday, December 25, 2011

The object of the day: Replica of 19th century Christmas decoration

Striking Cherub with Dresden Wings on Large Cream Paper Bell (replica)

Pretty vintage honeycomb tissue paper bell has been revitalized with beautiful antique butter-cream chenille fringe edged with early vintage spun glass garland. The belle of the "ball" is this beautiful antique scrap child's head embellished with reproduction Dresden paper wings. This bell ornament would have great presence on your tree due to its size and shape, beautiful coloring and dramatic scrap. Handmade and signed by Gail Giaimo.

This one-of-a-kind ornament is made almost exclusively with antique and early vintage materials, including old glass ornament(s) with beautiful patina; detailed embossed scrap(s) (most of them predate the 1900s and are meticulously backed with early papers and/or old tinsel); a variety of old fabric to include chenille, lace, ribbon and metallic trims; old decorative tinsel (most of which is from old tree garlands); and old papers of all kinds, including lovely old-stock Dresden paper trims, crepe paper, old foil, gift wrap, and other embellishments.

Price:
$239.95

Approximate Size:
7'' tall, including fringe

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