A beautiful and rare late 1930s German large blown glass diorama scene Christmas ornament with a tiny hard plastic figure of the infant Christ Child inside. The mercury silvered ornament is 3 inches diameter with a deep concave recess or indent. The rim opening is framed with an applied white mica glittered paper border with jagged ice-frost edges. The baby Jesus figure inside has a gold paper scrap halo and is surrounded by a ring of crimped gold wire over a hand painted yellow sunburst. The reflective concave back gives the scene a mirrored effect.
This type of diorama ornament usually had a non-standard antique wire hanger attached to the pike, extending to the edge of the scene. This ornament doesn't have that type of hanger, but there is a traditional metal cap hanger on the pike. You may wish to secure the ornament in place on your tree branch with a small piece of wire. The glass concave ball is in wonderful condition with no damage and very little wear to the paint or silvering.
German Blown Glass Baby Jesus Diorama Scene Christmas Ornament