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Jolly Roger 24160 Old World Christmas Ornament

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SKU 24160-jolly-roger

Jolly Roger Christmas Ornament

24160 Introduced 2015

Old World Christmas

Material:  mouth-blown, hand-painted glass

Size:  3.25"

Includes Free Gift Box (may be a plain box)

Skull with pirate hat.

Hang Tag:  Pirates flew false flags until they were about to attack. The Jolly Roger is the traditional name for the black flags with some variation of a skull and crossbones, which were flown to identify a pirate ship at that point. Flying the Jolly Roger gave the target ship a chance to surrender without a fight.

Each figural glass ornament produced for The Merck Family's Old World Christmas is handcrafted in age-old tradition using the same techniques that originated in the 1800's. Molten glass is mouth-blown into finely carved molds available only to the Merck Family's Old World Christmas, before a hot solution of liquid silver is poured inside. The ornaments are then hand-painted and glittered in a series of labor-intensive steps to achieve the beautiful creations.