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1930s German Gloria Angel Composition Christmas Tree Topper

1930s German Gloria Angel Composition Christmas Tree Topper

This early 1930s paper maché composition angel Christmas tree top decoration was made in Germany for the George Borgfeldt Corporation, a New York importer of toys, dolls, and giftware. (I once had one in the original box which was labeled Gloria Christmas Tree Top). The angel kneels atop a heavily glittered pink globe, her arms folded in prayer, her head slightly bowed. She has delicate embossed gold foil wings. The topper is 8-1/4 inches tall.

The angel no longer has her spiked foil crown or halo. Her wings are attached with a single staple and they are crinkled with one tear, shown in closeup in the last photo. There is missing glitter to the area of the globe below her feet - it's not worn, the topper was made that way. There is no box. This type of tree top decoration didn't usually last a long time due to the fragile materials - other than the missing crown, she's actually in pretty good condition for being nearly 90 years old.

Price: $49.00
45.43 EUR 39.20 GBP 5,422 JPY
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