A beautiful and scarce fantasy blown glass Christmas tree top ornament made in Germany. It's about 9 inches high by 6" wide, in a flower shape with spike teardrop petals surrounding a fancy star flower indented ball center. The seven teardrop petals alternate between solid peacock or turquoise blue with squiggle line decoration, and silver with red thumbprint indents and blue tops. The center bulb has a deep faceted indent on both sides, rimmed in white Venetian dew type glitter with the centers tinted red.
The opening at the lower stem has lost its inner mercury silvering from rubbing against pine needles and there's a patch of missing glitter at the lower rim on one side. There are a few tiny scratches to the spikes as shown, nothing serious. The extremely fragile glass has no breaks, chips, or flakes and the colors are still bright. This type of tree topper was made in 1930s Germany, and again in post-war West Germany from the late 1940s through 1950s. I can't say for sure if it's pre or post war.