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Five 1800s German Flying Angel Ornaments - wax over composition

These  ornaments were given to us by my husbands family.   They believe that they came from the Polish side Which immigrated three generations before my husband.  His grandmother said they were Victorian era but have not been hung up or taken out of the box for two generations (they were given to my husbands parents early in their marriage and never taken out).

The largest is approx 6” long with a gold mesh skirt. No trumpet was found and it looks like the leg had been repaired at some point but it’s a fairly good fix.

The other 4 are approx 3” long with various color mesh skirts.  One is missing its hands and another is missing an arm and leg.

They all have some sort of blond fiber for hair and the wings look like a stiffer strand of some kind.

The shoebox looks like it might be from the 50s along with a string of glass mercury beads.

We don’t know much else about them other than what I’ve found online.  We are interested in selling these to someone who appreciates it.  They frankly scare the children and we aren’t sure we have a place to store them anymore in our china cabinet.

Decorative Arts
Wax over composition and unknown for hair, wings and clothing
Date Period: 
Size and dimensions of this item: 
3”, 6”
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Thomas Gordyn's picture

Antique German Wax over composite Angels

Hair most likely Mohair (Angora Goat) Wings look like hiar as well but some from period were  fine spun glass. I would agree late Victorian Era German Origin

Circa 1880 - 1900    Wear consistant with age (leg missing on one angel)

Conservitive valuation Estimate : $75 to $100 US for the set.

Thanks for sharing ...  they are very lovely pieces ... 

Warmest Regards 


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