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I am sending several bibliographies of books and articles about Christmas ornaments covering both historical and technical information.

These books by Waltraud Neuwirth provide an excellent overview of German-style ornaments blown in a mold, as well as other types of traditional Christmas ornaments.

Neuwirth, Waltraud. Glasperlen Christbaumschmuck = Glass bead Christmas tree ornaments. Wien : Selbstverlag Dr. Waltraud Neuwirth, 1995. 320 p.
In German and English. Published in conjunction with an exhibition at Herberstein Castle, Styria, Austria, 1995. Many of the objects are in the collection of the Muzeum Skla a Bizutérie, in Jablonec nad Nisou. Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-206).

Neuwirth, Waltraud. Glas-Christbaumschmuck : made in Austria, Czechoslovakia = Glass Christmas tree ornaments. Wien [Germany] : Waltraud Neuwirth, 2000. 240 p.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 240).


Altonaer Museum. Thüringen, 'das gläserne Parsdies': eine Ausstellung…die Tradition der Herstellung von gläserne Christbaumschmuck in der Art von Lauscha… Hamburg: Altonaer Museum, Norddeutsches Landesmuseum, 1996. 160 p.

Lightner, John I. Christmas rarities : a pictorial collection of rare antique German glass Christmas ornaments / by John I. Lightner. Elgin, IL : J. Lightner, 2007 (Thailand : Printguy Productions). 250 p.

If you wish to obtain copies of any of these items, please contact your local library. The Rakow Research Library is a member of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC); your library can contact us through OCLC or they may mail an Interlibrary Loan form to us. You may request up to five items at a time. We send photocopies of articles and microfiche copies of our books (if they have been microfilmed) through Interlibrary Loan for four weeks use.


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