Victorian Dresden Book Candy Container Ornament

In the 1890s, some antique paper or cardboard German Dresden Christmas ornaments were die-cut, embossed and slightly three-dimensional. Some were larger three-dimensional ornaments that were also candy containers. This 2-5/8" tall x 2-3/16" wide x 5/8" thick book is such an ornament. With a framed picture of a pretty Victorian girl's bonneted head lithographed in color on the front, the cover lifts up to display a small opening to hold small pieces of candy. A wire hanger extends from the top edge of the textured paper surrounding the marbled edges and looks as though you can open the white faux leather cover to read the book. There is slight soil with a tiny tan stain at top near the wire hanger, but the ornament is in extremely good condition for its 120 years, despite the expected bit of wear on the corners and spine. This realistic little book/candy container has hung on my Christmas tree for over fifty years and is very special. You might like to display it on your tree with your other antique ornaments! Thank you for looking.

Item ID: RL-1927

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