Four Calling Birds Porcelain Christmas Ornament


These simple, striking Christmas ornaments are inspired by the beauty of traditional Springerle cookies. Springerle (SPRING-uhr-lee), which date back to the 1400s, can be found throughout Switzerland, Germany, Austria, and France, and were once used in place of Christmas cards. They've been given as Christmas and New Years gifts, and many families will store them carefully so that the delicate cookies will last through Easter. The cookies are traditionally made by pressing a finely-carved mold or rolling pin into sugar cookie dough - I use this same technique to press-mold my porcelain, then select glazes that will enhance all of the beautiful details of the carved design. They’re finished with a silver elastic cord that will stretch around even the fattest Christmas tree branches.

The 12 Days of Christmas set are glazed in a soft, classic winter white with hand-painted gold accents, and are approximately 2 1/4" x 2" in size. (The particular gold I use is usually rated as being 18 karat up to 22 karat gold in purity.) This listing is for one "Four Calling Birds" ornament.

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