Leader of the Flock Christmas Ornament
1-055-11 Inge-Glas of Germany
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Made of European mouth blown glass and hand painted. Clip on style bird ornament measures approximately 5 3/4" This is a small exquisite bird ornament. The body of the bird is approximately 3 1/4" in length with the tail feathers extending to 5 to 6" The width of the bird is approximately 1 1/8". Tail feather are brown and a sable like color. The bird is silver, tan with brown glittering.
During the cold winter months in Germany, glassblowers often kept birds in cages in their workshops to offer them shelter and to enjoy their melodies. These birds gave craftsmen companionship and inspiration for creating new ornament moulds. The glass-blower family Mueller-Blech was always known for their production of glass birds. Still today they are producing an amazing variety of this popular ornament in stunning designs. Bird are symbols for joy and happiness, they are said to be messengers from God and the embodiment of souls.