The legend of Santa Claus is derived from the European figure of St. Nicholas and American children's holiday poems of the 19th century. Now, Santa Claus is the jolly folk hero all children dream about on Christmas Eve. He embodies childhood innocence and magical delight.
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 1800s. Molten glass is mouth-blown into finely carved molds 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.
- Mouth blown glass
- 5.5''H x 4.5''W x 1.5''D