Boston Swanboat holiday ornament. Hand-painted glass ornament from Paul March. Size 3" diameter.
Each ornament is painted by a skilled artist using special narrow brushes and pointed sticks. The painting is begun by the artist inserting a brush into the globe and carefully creating an outline of the image. The artist then begins the more difficult step of slowly filling in the colors. The entire hand-painted process requires several days and results in a beautiful and unique collectible. The painting technique is known as reverse glass painting, a fine art form found throughout Asia. Each ornament possesses its own unique hand-crafted character.
Each ornament comes with a padded colorful gift box with locking lid