Mouth blown clear and coloured glass baubles
£7.25 – £11.50
Clear or ruby glass baubles for hanging upon fir trees like petrified bubbles, and capturing no small share of their glistening evanescent beauty. These mouth blown baubles come from small lamp workshops in Lauscha, Germany, the town where in 1847 Hans Greiner was credited with their invention, and where the blowing of Christmas ornaments, lamp-working of glass eyes, animals, even medical equipment, still exists as an almost cottage industry. The clear baubles are supplied in packs of 5 of about 5cm diameter, or 3 of 8cm; whilst the red, made of true ruby glass - both elementally expensive and technically complex to produce are sold individually.