These two lovely Angels are all that is left from two separate sets (one from my family and one from my late husbands family) of early Christmas decorations.
Each measuring 4 1/4” tall from the hem of their skirt to the tip of the wings and having a wingspan of
3 1/2” they are sure to please. They can be hung on your tree, or they can be placed in greenery on a mantel or centerpiece (as evidenced by one having a hook, this was always hung on my family's tree and my husband's family always had theirs in some sort of centerpiece his mother made each year)
Condition is excellent vintage. There are no chips or cracks that I can see in either Angel and I have taken up-close, high-resolution photo's so you can see for yourself. (this shows you more than you can see with your own eyes when holding them in your hands, because I want you to know what you are purchasing from me.) Both heavenly ladies are missing stars on the left sides of their gowns. I am not sure if they have worn that way or it happened in manufacture, both have painted golden hair with silver highlights, as well as the halo's and stars. The back is not decorated,but one does have some stray paint on her back as seen in the photo's above and one a small mark over her eyebrow. These were both done in manufacture and are very small.
They were mass produced, glued and assembled at the factory, and each has a tiny round hole in the middle of her bow on the back. This was to also place a tree hook into, which gave her the look of flying verses hanging. The small opening on the bottom was to allow them to fit a specific light set one could buy, or specific picks for placing them in arrangements. (sorry, I have neither of these accessories to offer) These days however you can place the tiny LED tree lights inside of them if you want them to glow on your tree or centerpiece.
Well made and engineered these are part of the Post-war boom in plastics our country underwent after World War II. It is time to pass some things on to the next set of loving hands that will delight in making them a part of Christmas for years to come. I hope it will be with you.
I was surprised by what I found in my attic; I am sure you will be too.
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