Mouth Blown Ornaments

Mouth Blown Ornaments
The first glass ornaments were first produced by Hans Greiner in 1847 in Germany. He was a descendant of Hans Greiner, the founder of Lauscha’s glassworks. At that time, glass ornaments took form in the shape of fruits and nuts. Mercury and lead were first used to make the interior of the ornaments look silvery, later, a special compound of silver nitrate and sugar water were used to produce a similar silver color. The ornaments were created using a unique hand-blown process combined with molds. It became a trending piece of décor that it had reached across Europe and Great Britain. It also captivated Queen Victoria’s fondness that a newspaper in 1846 documented the Queen decorating her Christmas tree with glass ornaments. Later in the 1880s, American dime-store magnate F.W. Woolworth took the opportunity of importing the glass ornaments to the U.S, turning it into a multimillion-dollar business. The glass ornament industry took more heights as with increasing demands globally. It has now reached many homes and seen as a work of art for special occasions.