Apricot Christmas Ornament
28109 Merck Family's Old World Christmas
Size: 2.5" to top of hanger
Free gift box.
This ornament is retired.
Each figural glass ornament produced for The Merck Family's Old World Christmas is hand crafted in age-old tradition using the same techniques that originated in the 1800's. Molten glass is mouth-blown into finely carved molds available only to the Merck Family's Old World Christmas, before a hot solution of liquid silver is poured inside. The ornaments are then hand-painted and glittered in a series of labor-intensive steps to achieve the beautiful creations.
Hang Tag: "Nectar of the gods!" This was the nectar made of the juice and pulp of the apricot which was reputedly the drink of choice of the Green and Roman gods. Alexander the Great is said to have brought apricots from their native home in China to Greece in the fourth century B.C. and from there the trees spread and thrived around the world.