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Ornament, Whitehurst, Figural Bear Blown Glass, Vintage West Germany, RARE

Ornament, Whitehurst, Figural Bear Blown Glass, Vintage West Germany, RARE

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  • Pattern:  Christmas Blown Glass, Realistic Bear Ornament from Whitehurst
  • Made in West Germany
  • Vintage: 1970's - 1980's 
  • Details:  This truly will become a family heirloom!   A mouth blown and hand painted bear ornament with the tell-tale Whitehurst cap and marked "West Germany".  Such a fine ornament from Whitehurst Imports, one of the most respected importers of European glass ornaments.  Excellent detail and craftsmanship, This style of realistic (vs more teddy-like, cartoonish bear), is rare, not easy to find.  A great addition to your own Christmas tree, makes a great gift too!
  • Materials:  Glass, Metal (cap)
  • Dimensions:  2.25 inches long (including cap but not including hanging loop)
  • Condition: Vintage - Used.  Excellent Condition.  Small, please note size.  Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can't accept returns.  Please remember these are ANTIQUE and VINTAGE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.

Founded in 1947 by Olga and Morris Whitehurst, Whitehurst Imports has become the oldest continual importer of glass ornaments in the United States. Mrs. Whitehurst was born in Lithuania, where decorating the Christmas tree was an important part of the holiday celebration. She was one of the first importers after World War II to search out glass-blowing families in Europe to bring back to the US.  In 1982, the Whitehursts retired, Mary Lou Armstrong, her husband and her brother purchased the company.  Mrs Armstrong became president of Whitehurst Imports.  She has since carried the same dedication to quality as the Whitehurt's, and will not purchase outside of Europe due to inferior quality.  The German designs are sturdy, the interior of the ornament is coated with silver nitrate for reflection. Then they are dipped in lacquer and decorated with paint, flitter and some even have 24-karat gold.  These have become highly sought after Old World ornaments!

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