Blown-glass bauble, ruby, 5cm
A ruby glass bauble for hanging upon the Christmas tree, or in a seasonal window.. 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. Made of true ruby glass — both elementally expensive and technically complex to produce. Sold individually.