This authentic silver kugel glass Christmas ornament was made in Germany in the late 1800s. Rather than the standard round ball, it's in the harder to find, uncommon oval grape cluster form, measuring 3-1/4 inches long by a little over 2 inches wide. The kugel has loss of the inner mercury silvering, causing a whitish coloring with the top shoulder having some transparency. The glass has no damage and I don't see any bubbles in the heavy glass.
The brass cap is the baroque 5 swirl with balls style. It has some verdigris but the cap is tight with no sliding.See my other listings for hundreds of antique and vintage Christmas items. I know how heartbreaking it can be to hear that awful tinkling when your package arrives and find nothing but shards inside. Almost all my items are antique or vintage and come from a variety of sources. I cannot guarantee that any item is from a smoke-free or pet-free home.
International customers are always welcome. Check out my other items. The item "Antique German Silver Grapes Kugel Christmas Ornament" is in sale since Sunday, December 02, 2012. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Holiday & Seasonal\Christmas\ Vintage (Pre-1946)\Ornaments". The seller is "copper-maven" and is located in Roy, Utah.
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