This early 1930s 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. (I once had one in the original box which was labeled Gloria Christmas Tree Top). 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 and wears a gold 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 are attached with a single staple. There is a small tear to the top of the left wing as shown. The lower wing tips are creased but not torn. The foil-covered crown or halo has some wear at the upper tips. There is some crazing or crackling to the hand painted finish as shown, and one eye has a light smudge to the paint. This type of tree top decoration didn't usually last a long time due to the fragile materials - she's actually in pretty good condition for being nearly 90 years old.