Originally designed in the 1600s to train horsemen, a fanciful carousel was created by an inventive Parisian toy maker who wanted everyone to enjoy the fun. Over the centuries brass poles, mirrors, jewels, lights, music, fantastic hand-carved wooden horses, and other creatures would adorn these carousels.
Each figurative glass ornament produced by Old World Christmas is hand crafted in age-old tradition using the same techniques that originated in the 1800's.
Molten glass is mouth-blown into finely carved molds made exclusively for Old World Christmas, before a hot solution of liquid silver is poured inside. The ornaments are then hand-painted and glittered in a series of labor-intensive steps to achieve the beautiful creations.
Dimensions: 4 x 3.75 x 1.5 (H x L x W)