Inge-Glas - 400 Years of Creating Exquisite and Quirky Glass Christmas Ornaments
My Mother is an incredible shopper and traveler and I have received all sorts of amazing and unusual gifts over the years brought home from trips abroad. When I decided to bring on the Inge-Glas Ornament line I realized that I had received an Inge-Glas piece from my Mom at some point. I scrounged through my Christmas decorations and found a beautiful Inge-Glas pine cone ornament with the trademark star-shaped loop on the top.
The number of ornaments Inge-Glas offers is immense (I guess you collect a few designs over 400 years in business!). In addition to introducing new designs each year, the company is de-archiving some of the 6,000 antique moulds their families passed down through the generations. It was really hard to decide on a small collection of ornaments to offer in our shop. In the end I just chose the ones I loved best! Hopefully we'll be able to bring more in as this line grows.
Remarkable to think that this company has been around since the late 1500's - this was the time of Caravaggio and Shakespeare and Galileo. And that 14 generations later Inge-Glas is still managed by a member of the Müller-Blech family. And the story gets even better...that 14th generation gentleman who now runs the company met and married a woman who is herself the heir of a Glass Ornament dynasty!
Each year Inge-Glas designs and introduces a small series of Limited Edition oranments and an Ornament of the Year. These items are truly unique and require a tremendous amount of time and craftsmanship. We've brought in only a small quantity of each of these special ornaments - each comes in its own gift box and may be sent directly to a friend anywhere in North America.
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