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Ornament, Whitehurst, Figural Bear with Heart, Gold and Red, Vintage Germany

Ornament, Whitehurst, Figural Bear with Heart, Gold and Red, Vintage Germany

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  • Pattern:  Christmas Blown Glass Teddy Bear Ornament Holding Heart, Mouth Blown
  • Made in Germany
  • Vintage: 1970's - 1980's 
  • Details:  This truly will become a family heirloom!  Such a fine ornament from Whitehurst Imports, one of the most respected importers of European glass ornaments.  It is a mouth blown and hand painted teddy bear holding a great big red heart.  It has the tell-tale Whitehurst cap and is marked "Germany".  Excellent detail and craftsmanship, ready to hang.   A great addition to your own Christmas tree, makes a great gift too!
  • Material:  Glass, Metal (cap)
  • Dimensions:  3.5 inches long, (not including cap)
  • Condition: Vintage - Used.  Excellent Condition. 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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