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Christmas glass ornaments stem to a substantial part from one single region, from Lauscha and its surroundings in the German Thuringia Forest. This was a place of glass production since the end of the sixteenth century. But mass production started only when the gasworks were established in 1867. Now, the flame was not only less smoky, but hotter and also adjustable, what made it possible to blow bigger and thiner-walled items with richer detail.

We have to distinguish between free blown tiems and items that are blown into a form. For the last ones, the hot glass was put, as the name suggests, into a plaster or porcelain model and then blown up (a sort of seam remains as evidence of this procedure). That allowed for a wealth of forms and shapes: birds and angels, lampions and bells, houses and churches, animals and music instruments, and much more.

In considering Lauscha's glass production we have to distinguish three periods: the first one from the beginnings up to 1900, then the epoch between 1900 and 1920, and finally the Twenties (the decade 1920 to 1930). Already in the 19th century the inside silvering of glass ornaments was known and used in Thuringia (look for more under Kugels). Later, ornaments were additionally painted with gelatine colors. The second era was less colorful, but had a predilection for mica and Venetian dew, and there were experiments with unusual shapes like crocodiles and clowns. The third epoch brought a reflection on the immanent material properties of glass, dispensing with all foreign additions like paint or silvering. Well-known examples are the milk and thread glass ornaments and even all glass from the Art Glass Period.

 

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Antique Ornaments
Lauscha
38 Items
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1 LA304 Girl with trompet Girl with trompet Girl with trompet US $90.00 
2 LA303 Dovecote Dovecote Dovecote US $120.00 
3 LA302 Red Riding Hood with Glass House Red Riding Hood with Glass House Red Riding Hood with Glass House Sold 
4 LA301 Fancy Ornament Fancy Ornament Fancy Ornament US $50.00 
5 LA300 Cornucopia Cornucopia Cornucopia US $45.00 
6 LA299 Girl Bust Girl Bust Girl Bust Sold 
7 LA297 Wind Mill Wind Mill Wind Mill US $75.00 
8 LA296 Sold 
9 LA295 Jeanne d' Arc Jeanne d' Arc Jeanne d' Arc US $190.00 
10 LA294 Balloon with Angel Scrap Balloon with Angel Scrap Balloon with Angel Scrap US $125.00 
11 LA293 Cornucopia Cornucopia Cornucopia Sold 
12 LA292 Child Head Child Head Child Head US $120.00 
13 LA291 Hollow Blossom Hollow Blossom Hollow Blossom Sold 
14 LA290 Crown Crown Crown Sold 
15 LA289 Girl's Bust Girl's Bust Girl's Bust Sold 
16 LA288 Four Armed Candelabra Four Armed Candelabra Four Armed Candelabra US $140.00 
17 LA287 Ball with Tinsel Ball with Tinsel Ball with Tinsel Sold 
18 LA286 Chubby Boy Chubby Boy Chubby Boy Sold 
19 LA284 Pine Cone Face Pine Cone Face Pine Cone Face Sold 
20 LA283 Child Head with Cap Child Head with Cap Child Head with Cap Sold 
21 LA282 Red Riding Hood with Glass House Red Riding Hood with Glass House Red Riding Hood with Glass House Sold 
22 LA281 Table Lamp Table Lamp Table Lamp US $70.00 
23 LA280 Petrol Lamp Petrol Lamp Petrol Lamp Sold 
24 LA279 Angel on a ball with Stars Angel on a ball with Stars Angel on a ball with Stars Sold 
25 LA278 Large elephant Large elephant Large elephant Sold 
26 LA277 Wall-Clock Wall-Clock Wall-Clock Sold 
27 LA276 Wind Mill Wind Mill Wind Mill Sold 
28 LA275 Angel on a ball with Stars Angel on a ball with Stars Angel on a ball with Stars Sold 
29 LA273 Car Car Car Sold 
30 LA272 Smitty Smitty Smitty Sold 
31 LA270 Steam Boat Steam Boat Steam Boat Sold 
32 LA269 Child Head Child Head Child Head Sold 
33 LA268 Girl in Bag Girl in Bag Girl in Bag Sold 
34 LA267 Red Riding Hood Red Riding Hood Red Riding Hood Sold 
35 LA261 Large Angel Head Large Angel Head Large Angel Head Sold 
36 LA259 Flapper Girl Flapper Girl Flapper Girl Sold 
37 LA248 Yellow Car Yellow Car Yellow Car Sold 
38 LA210 Fancy Ornament with Church Fancy Ornament with Church Fancy Ornament with Church Sold 
38 Items

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