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1900s Antique German Clip On Bird Christmas Ornament, Rare Cockatiel Parrot Mercury Glass Clip Cockatoo Bird Ornaments, Unsilvered Ornaments

      1900s Antique German Clip On Bird Christmas Ornament, Rare Cockatiel Parrot Mercury Glass Clip Cockatoo Bird Ornaments, Unsilvered Ornaments in ornaments - European glass
      1900s Antique German Clip On Bird Christmas Ornament, Rare Cockatiel Parrot Mercury Glass Clip Cockatoo Bird Ornaments, Unsilvered Ornaments in ornaments - European glass
      1900s Antique German Clip On Bird Christmas Ornament, Rare Cockatiel Parrot Mercury Glass Clip Cockatoo Bird Ornaments, Unsilvered Ornaments in ornaments - European glass
      1900s Antique German Clip On Bird Christmas Ornament, Rare Cockatiel Parrot Mercury Glass Clip Cockatoo Bird Ornaments, Unsilvered Ornaments in ornaments - European glass
      1900s Antique German Clip On Bird Christmas Ornament, Rare Cockatiel Parrot Mercury Glass Clip Cockatoo Bird Ornaments, Unsilvered Ornaments in ornaments - European glass

$135.00




Very early antique German blown glass clip on cockatiel bird Christmas ornament, in rare unsilvered matte white. It is a beautiful and delicate bird which sits on a very old antique clip that opens to the back! Circa late 1890s to early 1900s.

This is a very special and scarce antique vintage figural glass bird ornament. The glass is very thin and fine, typical of this early era of German glass ornament making. It is very hard to find these old ornaments that include the original scallop clip and unsilvered body. The later bird ornaments opened towards the head, with earlier ornaments opening to the back as this one does.

It is simply wonderful, featuring a soft white body with mint green wings that are accented with gray. It has a beautiful curved crown on its head and a big red beak. The curly crown is super fine, thin, and its point tip still has the tiny ball of glass where the glass blower ended. Wow! The bird is highly sculptural with finely molded feather and wing details. The tail feathers are the original spun glass which have aged to a silvery gray color.

It measures 5.75 inches wide, crown tip to tail end. The blown glass body is 3.75 inches wide. This fine ornament is in very good antique condition with some chipping at the tail end. The original spring legs and clip are intact. The large metal clip is fancy and ornate, with a scallop fan shape which is quite rare and indicative of its age. The spring legs are quite unique, comprised of one long spring which was bent into a "U" shape and inserted through two holes in the top clip plate. This is very rare, as usually there are two springs. This is another indication of the early age of this fine antique cockatiel ornament. Our last detail photo shows this unique and hard to find spring leg assemblage.

What an amazing and striking very early antique vintage German mercury glass clip on unsilvered cockatoo cockatiel bird Christmas ornament. It is super rare with the antique clip that opens to the back with the unique spring legs. A must have for any antique German or figural Christmas ornament collection. A thoughtful gift for the bird lover!

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