Ukraine Ornaments Style 5098 4" Diameter
Handcrafted in Ukraine, ornaments from Elite Ornaments are
unlike any other in the world. Each ornament is blown and
shaped by skilled artisans before being hand painted. The
result is a unique work of art for each of your customers.
The Klinsky region, located in the Northwest of Moscow, has long
been famous for its atrisan style glassblowing handcrafts. In
1848 Prince Alexander Menshikov, the great-grandson of Peter
the Great's favorite prince and confidant, was commissioned to
establish in his estate "Aleksandrovo" a glass factory. The
factory had three wood fired kilns serving over 80 artisans and
craftsmen dedicated to the production of lamps, bottles, and
colored glass products for the Kingdom.
This factory, the first of its kind in Russia, started blowing beads
and balls as Christmas tree decorations. The ornaments you
are looking today are individually pipe blown and hand painted
by the same family for over 150 years.