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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
95 Items
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1 LA375 Indian Head Indian Head Indian Head Sold 
2 LA374 Bell Bell Bell Sold 
3 LA373 Grape with Leave Grape with Leave Grape with Leave US $133.35 
4 LA372 Bell Bell Bell Sold 
5 LA371 Witch House with Gretel and Hansel Witch House with Gretel and Hansel Witch House with Gretel and Hansel Sold 
6 LA370 Three Armed ornament Three Armed ornament Three Armed ornament US $155.55 
7 LA368 Two Cats in a Basket Two Cats in a Basket Two Cats in a Basket Sold 
8 LA367 Foxy Grandpa Foxy Grandpa Foxy Grandpa Sold 
9 LA366 Faith, Hope, and Love Faith, Hope, and Love Faith, Hope, and Love Sold 
10 LA365 Girl's bust Girl's bust Girl's bust US $150.00 
11 LA364 Child Head Child Head Child Head Sold 
12 LA363 Wind Mill Wind Mill Wind Mill Sold 
13 LA362 Dwarf on a trunk Dwarf on a trunk Dwarf on a trunk US $166.65 
14 LA360 Pine Tree on Clip Pine Tree on Clip Pine Tree on Clip Sold 
15 LA358 School house School house School house US $105.55 
16 LA357 Dwarf looks through the window Dwarf looks through the window Dwarf looks through the window US $166.65 
17 LA356 Pine Tree on Clip Pine Tree on Clip Pine Tree on Clip Sold 
18 LA355 Money Bag Money Bag Money Bag Sold 
19 LA354 Policeman with extended legs Policeman with extended legs Policeman with extended legs Sold 
20 LA353 Girl's bust Girl's bust Girl's bust Sold 
21 LA351 Cat, Dog and Owl Cat, Dog and Owl Cat, Dog and Owl Sold 
22 LA350 Pineconeface Pineconeface Pineconeface Sold 
23 LA349 Colorful Grape Colorful Grape Colorful Grape Sold 
24 LA348 Cuckoo Clock Cuckoo Clock Cuckoo Clock US $72.20 
25 LA347 Shoe with Scrap Shoe with Scrap Shoe with Scrap Sold 
26 LA346 Girl with golden locks Girl with golden locks Girl with golden locks Sold 
27 LA345 Clock Clock Clock Sold 
28 LA344 Red Riding Hood with glass eyes Red Riding Hood with glass eyes Red Riding Hood with glass eyes Sold 
29 LA343 Fancy Ornament with Church Fancy Ornament with Church Fancy Ornament with Church US $61.10 
30 LA342 Girl head Girl head Girl head Sold 
31 LA341 little elephant little elephant little elephant Sold 
32 LA339 Smitty Smitty Smitty Sold 
33 LA338 Bald Head Bald Head Bald Head Sold 
34 LA337 Girl in snowsuit Girl in snowsuit Girl in snowsuit US $161.10 
35 LA336 Red Riding Hood with glass eyes Red Riding Hood with glass eyes Red Riding Hood with glass eyes Sold 
36 LA335 Wind Mill Wind Mill Wind Mill Sold 
37 LA334 Boy in Bag Boy in Bag Boy in Bag Sold 
38 LA333 Snow Man Snow Man Snow Man Sold 
39 LA332 Red Riding Hood with glass eyes Red Riding Hood with glass eyes Red Riding Hood with glass eyes Sold 
40 LA331 Head with frill Head with frill Head with frill Sold 
41 LA330 Dutch Boy with Suspenders Dutch Boy with Suspenders Dutch Boy with Suspenders Sold 
42 LA328 Goldilocks Head Goldilocks Head Goldilocks Head Sold 
43 LA327 Bee Basket with Child Bee Basket with Child Bee Basket with Child Sold 
44 LA325 Snake Snake Snake Sold 
45 LA324 Red Riding Hood with Glass House Red Riding Hood with Glass House Red Riding Hood with Glass House Sold 
46 LA323 Indian Head on clip Indian Head on clip Indian Head on clip Sold 
47 LA322 Pine Tree on Clip Pine Tree on Clip Pine Tree on Clip Sold 
48 LA321 Peacock on ball Peacock on ball Peacock on ball Sold 
49 LA320 Shoe with Scrap Shoe with Scrap Shoe with Scrap Sold 
50 LA319 Fancy ornament with child head Fancy ornament with child head Fancy ornament with child head Sold 
95 Items
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