London Phone Booth Christmas Ornaments, Glass
Using a centuries old process developed in Eastern Europe, the famous London Phone Booth is magnificently reproduced as a glass Christmas ornament.
Each London Christmas ornament is constructed of molten glass hand-blown into a mold. Once the glass is shaped, it is then silvered. Silvering helps to create a reflective property and depth of color in the ornament. After the London ornaments are dry, they are then decorated. Each of these ornaments is hand-painted. The painting process can take up to one week for a single London Telephone Booth ornament. As they are individually hand-painted, you are guaranteed to receive a unique ornament, since no two will look exactly the same.
We are proud to offer you these British Christmas ornaments and we are sure they will be cherished in your family for generations.
Measures 4" Tall
History of the London Phone Booth: "I'll give you a ring." No, not the kind you put on your finger! In England, to give one a "ring" is to give them a telephone call. In our telephone box, Sherlock Holmes is giving Dr. Watson a ring. The little red telephone boxes were once mixed in with London's collection of lamp posts, traffic lights, benches, letter posts, wrought-iron fences, littered with garbage and city grit. Designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott between the First and Second World Wars, the booths were made of paned glass on three sides, with a solid metal panel on the back. Progress begets progress and unfortunately the famous telephone boxes are more difficult to find these days, having been replaced by the British Telecom.