International Glass Lauscha Traditions The Beginnings of Glass Christmas Tree Ornaments

by Cesare Toffolo

Photos from the Archive at Museum für Glaskunst Lauscha

The silvery glass fruits that are used for decorating trees at Christmastime originated in Lauscha, Germany, and were mirrored internally with a lead and tin alloy. Over the years they became more ornate as enamels were used to decorate the surface and molds were used to produce a variety of objects.

This article was originally published on page 58 of the November/December 2019 issue of Glass Art.



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