My Dresden collection from yesterdays post>>
Posted by Kelly Red
on July 27, 2021, 3:20 pm
So a SC person asked me, what are Dresdens?? They are ornaments/decorations made around the city of Dresden Germany. They were produced from the late 1890's to 1914, ending when Dresden was destroyed by bombing during the war. They were made by pressing wet paper or cardboard between metal molds. It was the molds that were lost during the bombs, they melted in the resulting fires. The pieces were then trimmed, 2 sides glued together, painted and additional pieces attached, all by hand. They are extremely detailed and quite rare. Most Dresdens are between 2-5 inches high. I have a tiny roaring lion that has ivory teeth inset into his mouth! Inset glass eyes, little bitty paper ears, saddles, collars, were added to some pieces. The more complex the more rare and expensive. I've collected them for almost 2 decades. There are also so called Russian Dresdens, but these are a totally different type of items.
Here is my 4 1/2 foot feather tree with over 100 Dresdens.
Close-up of 2 Dresdens. The Knights face shield moves up and down to cover his face. The large elephant head shows the many different pieces used for just one Dresden: head, ears, tusks, the decorative circus trim.
Honestly Iím surprised the road to Hell is paved at all.
-blatant steal from Twitter
- It is wonderful to see your collection. The tree is so perfect to showcase your great collection. - Trish at dollymall July 30, 2021, 3:18 am
- This is really interesting: I know the city of Dresden quite well and it>> - Izzy July 29, 2021, 7:58 am
- Very beautiful, I love antique ornaments. your collection is stunning! - Lisanva July 29, 2021, 6:37 am
- I love the elephant head! [EMPTY] - Vicki in IL July 29, 2021, 1:06 am
- These are wonderful! - SuzanneMcD July 27, 2021, 10:10 pm
- I'm so glad to see these finally!!! We need more close-ups! FABULOUS collection!!!>> - Jinky July 27, 2021, 9:34 pm
- so beautiful!![EMPTY] - Lori in Denver July 27, 2021, 7:50 pm
- Very, very beautiful![EMPTY] - deebee July 27, 2021, 7:12 pm
- Very interesting. Thank you for sharing this.[EMPTY] - Lori N July 27, 2021, 7:09 pm
- Beautiful collection! [EMPTY] - Rosanna in OR July 27, 2021, 6:52 pm
- I really like them! - Lori in RI July 27, 2021, 6:23 pm
- These are truly treasures. Thanks for sharing! - Jackie_NJ July 27, 2021, 6:08 pm
- Absolutely fabulous collection... this has to bring so much joy[EMPTY] - Ori July 27, 2021, 5:47 pm
- FRICKEN AWESOME[EMPTY] - dcal July 27, 2021, 5:00 pm
- Wow, very impressive and so beautiful.[EMPTY] - Am July 27, 2021, 4:22 pm
- Lovely to see![EMPTY] - Alliegator July 27, 2021, 3:26 pm