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In Dresden and its surroundings Christmas ornaments were made out of a very simple, but equally interesting material. Since the Seventies of the nineteenth century Dresden manufacturer and homeworkers used nothing other than common cardboard for that sublime purpose. It possessed not only the advantage of being inexpensive, but could also boast incredible rich possibilities in forming and shaping like no other matter, except glass. Indeed, the world of Dresden formations is overwhelming. Nothing has been left out, neither truck nor coach, nor boat, nor balloon, nor engine, nor zeppelin (to mention only means of transportation). In addition, thanks to the very careful finishing (glueing, laminating, painting and so on) by homeworkers these ornaments made for an impression of luxury and pomp, despite the simplicity of the starting material, in particular when gold or silver foil laminated paper was used.

For that reason it is not surprising to see Dresden cardboard ornaments being very high rated by collectors. As a result steep prices are to be paid when one of these rare pieces comes into the market. That's why my offer here is rather small. Besides, I will admit it frankly, whoever has become an owner of a Dresden ornament would like keeping and flaunting it on her own tree for all to see and admire!

One word about the distinction I'm making in the following when describing the single items. There are three main types of Dresden ornaments: flat ones, double ones, and threedimensional ones. The flat type restricts embossement to the front side. The double type shows embossement of both front and rear side, but the ornament still appears to be rather flat. Threedimensional items have a maximal depth of more than half an inch and give a spatial impression close to reality.



Antique Ornaments
31 Items
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1 DR235 Double sided Angel Head Double sided Angel Head Double sided Angel Head Sold 
2 DR234 Bison Bison Bison Sold 
3 DR233 Fish Fish Fish Sold 
4 DR232 Deer Deer Deer Sold 
5 DR231 Dromedary Dromedary Dromedary US $90.00 
6 DR230 Violin Violin Violin Sold 
7 DR229 Small Wedding Shoe Small Wedding Shoe Small Wedding Shoe US $170.00 
8 DR228 Cornucopia Cornucopia Cornucopia US $75.00 
9 DR227 Dog Dog Dog Sold 
10 DR226 Shell, candy container Shell, candy container Shell, candy container Sold 
11 DR225 Fish Fish Fish Sold 
12 DR224 House with Garden House with Garden House with Garden Sold 
13 DR223 Cotillon Cotillon Cotillon Sold 
14 DR222 Flying Bird Flying Bird Flying Bird US $290.00 
15 DR221 Dromedary Dromedary Dromedary Sold 
16 DR220 Violin Violin Violin Sold 
17 DR219 Eagle Eagle Eagle Sold 
18 DR218 Cotillon Cotillon Cotillon Sold 
19 DR217 Jockey with Horse Jockey with Horse Jockey with Horse Sold 
20 DR216 Stork Stork Stork Sold 
21 DR214 Fish Fish Fish Sold 
22 DR212 Barometer, both-sided. Barometer, both-sided. Barometer, both-sided. Sold 
23 DR211 Large Butterfly Large Butterfly Large Butterfly Sold 
24 DR206 Dresden Cow Dresden Cow Dresden Cow Sold 
25 DR205 Jockey with Horse Jockey with Horse Jockey with Horse Sold 
26 DR204 Medallion with Eagle and Lion Medallion with Eagle and Lion Medallion with Eagle and Lion US $50.00 
27 DR165 Winton Tourer Winton Tourer Winton Tourer Sold 
28 DR198 Jockey with Horse Jockey with Horse Jockey with Horse Sold 
29 DR197 Cotillon Decoration Cotillon Decoration Cotillon Decoration Sold 
30 DR193 Ram Ram Ram Sold 
31 DR122 Wild Horse Wild Horse Wild Horse Sold 
31 Items

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Revision 13.3.2019