The legend of Santa Claus is derived from the European figure St. Nicholas and American writers who wrote children s poems in the 19th century. Santa Claus became the jolly man clad in red the folk hero all children dream about on Christmas Eve. Santa Claus embodies childhood innocence and magical delight.
About Old World Christmas: Each figural glass ornament produced for The Merck Family's Old World Christmas is hand crafted in age-old tradition using the same techniques that originated in the 1800's. Molten glass is mouth-blown into finely carved moulds available only to the Merck Family's Old World Christmas, before a hot solution of liquid silver is poured inside. The ornaments are then hand-painted and glittered in a series of labor-intensive steps to achieve the beautiful creations.
Glass santa with sac of presents and a brush tree Size: 3.8" by Inge Glass made in Germany
Glass santa with bell ornament Size: 5" h by Inge Glass made in Germany
St. Nicholas was a benevolent bishop who was legendary for performing miracles many years ago. As the European equivalent of...