Lauscha ice glass balls
Lauscha Christmas Tree Ornaments.
These ornaments are "lamp blown" and feature a suspension eye stretched from the last bit of glass thread – a detail that was an idea of Wilhelm Wagenfeld, one of the most important industrial designers in the 20th century.
Christmas Tree Decorations from Lauscha.
Lauscha, a small town in Thuringia, has been associated with glass production for over 400 years. The first workshop was founded there in 1597, laying the foundations for the prosperity of the Thuringian glass industry, which is world-famous today. Specifically made for Christmas trees, all of these Lauscha miniatures are hand-blown. Subsequently, they receive a wafer-thin layer of pure silver on the inside (also by hand), a lacquer layer and a glitter finish. A white decorated tree strikes a chord of “ice and snow and fire” and draws on ancient pagan as well as Christian symbolism of the light ceremonies around the winter solstice. The various balls that come in reflex, crystal clear and ice glass design, as well as the ice glass blackbird from our assortment, belong to this tradition. Red and gold-coloured baubles represent another traditional way of decorating the Christmas tree.
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