Dress your Christmas tree up this year with this lovely Kugel ornament. It's round with a ribbed design. It has a bit of patina on the brass top. the glass is in very good condition. It measures 4" X 4" and it weighs 5 ounces. I am offering other Kugel ornaments and would be happy to combine shipping.
Kugel are the traditional choice for decorations in central Europe. Each "Kugel" is hand blown glass, and completely unique. Kugels are displayed from interior arches, ceiling fixtures, curtain rods, Christmas Trees, holiday garland, hand railings, or wherever you like.
Holiday trees in 1840 were adorned with apples, gilded and natural fruits and nuts, cookies, popcorn and cranberries, as well as homemade paper items, candles, cornucopias, and presents. It was during this decade that the first commercially produced Christmas decorations appeared. In 1848, the first glass ornament, a kugel, appeared in Germany. The kugel was a large hollow ball ranging in size from 1 inch to 18 inches. Smaller ones were used for tree decorations. The blown, molded, figural glass ornaments that we are familiar with today evolved from the tradition of blowing kugels. These ornaments were not sold in America until 1880.
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