Lauscha tree balls glass
Mouth-blown and festively shiny
These Christmas balls are mouth-blown "before the lamp" (the gas burner). The baubles get their shine from Liebig's silver plating process, which has been used in Lauscha since 1867. Silver nitrate, dissolved in an aqueous solution, is filled into the ball. Through the action of heat, it is deposited as an extremely thin film on the inner wall of the sphere - a process also known as "mirroring". Aniline paint dissolved in nitrocellulose lacquer is also applied to the outside; it contains neither cadmium nor other heavy metals.
Christmas Tree Decorations from Lauscha.
Lauscha, a small town in Thuringia, has been associated with glass production for over 400 years. The first workshop was founded there in 1597, laying the foundations for the prosperity of the Thuringian glass industry, which is world-famous today. Specifically made for Christmas trees, all of these Lauscha miniatures are hand-blown. Subsequently, they receive a wafer-thin layer of pure silver on the inside (also by hand), a lacquer layer and a glitter finish. A white decorated tree strikes a chord of “ice and snow and fire” and draws on ancient pagan as well as Christian symbolism of the light ceremonies around the winter solstice. The various balls that come in reflex, crystal clear and ice glass design, as well as the ice glass blackbird from our assortment, belong to this tradition. Red and gold-coloured baubles represent another traditional way of decorating the Christmas tree.
This product is an example of genuine handicraft; therefore, minor deviations in size and colour may occur.
Article Number 208975
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