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Animals4804 of 5138My mystery zebraVintage Steiff stuffed mohair donkey , "Grissy"...Ca. 1960's.
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Posted 6 years ago


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I found these in an old oil lamp that my mother gave me, they were in the lamp for about 50 yrs. Anyone know what they are?

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  1. marijes04, 6 years ago
    They are about 1in. long.
  2. stefdesign stefdesign, 6 years ago
    When I was a youngster, yes, around 50 years ago, the little blown or melted glass animals were all the rage. People made them at fairs, carnivals, tourist spots. They were worn as jewelry, or sat on knick knack shelves. I have no idea if these are from that era or fashion, but that's what they remind me of.
  3. marijes04, 6 years ago
    These have a wire that goes through the middle with an eyelet on the top. My mother's great aunt had the lamp for many years,so I am not sure how old they are.
  4. stefdesign stefdesign, 6 years ago
    I see the eyelet, that's why I mentioned that they were often used for jewelry... possibly hung on a chain or even earrings. Sorry I'm not more helpful.
  5. marijes04, 6 years ago
    You have been very helpful. I have never had any info on these at all. Now I can research them with more of an idea what to look for. Thanks so much!!
  6. Lisa-lighting Lisa-lighting, 5 years ago
    The method is called Flame work. The glass is worked at the flame of the glass workers torch. They are used as zipper pulls as well as the uses mentioned above. They are made all over the world. Some great modern pieces are coming out of Russia. The Italians also make a huge range from the best ever to very ordinary pieces. Some of my favourites were made in the UK.

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