This 1920s paper maché composition angel Christmas tree top decoration was made in Germany for the George Borgfeldt Corporation, a New York importer of toys, dolls, and giftware. The angel kneels atop a heavily glittered pink globe, her arms folded in prayer, her head slightly bowed. She has heavy silver foiled paper glittered wings that are gold on the back and wears a spiked crown or halo. The topper is 9 inches tall. The original box is gone but the angel comes with a sturdy, plain vintage box and lid for storage.
The angel's wings were attached with a single staple, and they've torn at the center and become detached. It's an easy fix with glue, tape, or another staple. The foil-covered crown or halo has some wear at the upper tips as shown. There is some crazing or crackling to the hand painted finish as shown, and one eye has some wear to the paint. The paint has some some wear, especially around the face, but fortunately it's not noticeable until you look very closely. This type of tree top decoration didn't usually last a long time due to fragile materials - she's actually in pretty good condition for being nearly 100 years old.