Old World Christmas Ornament - SwallowTail Butterfly
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 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.
The Merck Family's Old World Christmas also presents a delightful assortment of nostalgic greeting cards, enclosure cards and framed shadow box prints using images recreated from the family's historical collection of antique images. The richly-colored imagery is beautifully printed and then dusted with fine gold and iridescent glitters.