Cottages represent the heritage and culture of the glassblowers. They frequently created images that reflected their day to day lives. Ornaments were proudly styled after the homes in which they lived. This ornament is especially designed to capture the love and charm of a new home, and makes a perfect gift or keepsake.
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.