Antique Bohemian beaded Christmas tree decoration, Gablonz , early 1900’s, JDL nordic style, antique Bohemian christmas tree home decor

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Antique Bohemian beaded Christmas tree decoration, Gablonz , early 1900’s, JDL nordic style, antique Bohemian christmas tree home decor.

DESCRIPTION:
Price is for one ornament, you can choose which one to buy at moment of order, in my last photo you can see other ornaments, available in separate listings.
Antique Bohemian beaded Christmas tree ornaments, called Gablonz, this kind of Christmas ornaments have a really interesting history:
From the 16th century Christmas tree decorations have been created from various materials. The most spectacular and fragile decorations are assembled of glass beads and bugles – called Gablonz ornaments (or in German Gablonzer Glasperlen-Cristbaumschmuck). They were produced in the region of Jablonec nad Nisou (or in German Gablonz an der Neiße) – capital of the Austrian bead industry during the Austrian Empire in Northern Bohemia (now Czech Republic) starting in the middle 19th century.

In the early 1800s Hans Greiner (Germany) developed a way to blow beads and silver them inside. These soon became popular all over Europe and other inventions followed. In 1845 glassmakers at Jablonec nad Nisou also began making hollow beads. 1870 Justus Liebig from the town of Morgenstern near Gablonz invented the craft of lining glass objects from the inside with silver. Many designs and innovations were introduced and the tradition of making elaborate Christmas tree ornaments developed. Silvered, polished or even gold-plated beads were strung up and bent artistically into various shapes with thin wires. In the beginning production of glass beads, hand or mouth-blown, as well as multiple strings and small glass tubes was a speciality of the jewelry industry. So, originally the fabrication of beaded Christmas ornaments from the native material was developed as a co-product of a glassmakers who produced certain designs at homes for a larger centralized trading companies. Only in the 20th century producing of Christmas decorations became a branch of its own.

HOW TO USE IT:
Wonderful for your collection of antique Christmas ornament, to dress your vintage, nordic, JDL style Christmass tree.

CONDITIONS:
Very good antique conditions with normal signs of age and great antique patina!

MESASURES:
From 1 1/2″ (5 cm) to 3″ (7.3 cm) wide, from 3″ (7.3 cm) to 4 1/2″ (11 cm) long.

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