Blue Egyptian Hippo

Blue Egyptian Hippo

$49.99

29 in stock

Glass Christmas ornament of the blue Egyptian hippo popularly known as William the hippo. Has a blue body decorated with the lotuses that grow on the river where it lives.

29 in stock

Description

3 1/2 x 5 x 2 1/2″

Blown glass Christmas ornament of the beautiful Egyptian blue hippo, sometimes called William the hippo.

Glass Christmas ornament  the blue Egyptian hippo. It has beautiful gentle eyes, its body is simmering turquoise blue and on its body are painted in black lotuses , that were abundant in the rivers where the hippo lived, and symbolize regeneration as the flower closes at night and reopens in the morning.  Beloved by young and old, with history stretching over four millenniums. The original is in the collections of several museums. Mouth blown, hand painted.

The daPolonia glass Christmas ornaments are designed and made in Mia’s studio in Krakow Poland. Steeped in centuries old traditions of glass ornaments making, drawing on the love of art and history, the ornament continues an old tradition of uncompromising quality and artistry.

The ornaments are fully made by Mia, and 100% hand made in the old fashion way. Starting with hand blown shapes and balls, hand silvering, coating with the base coat, and hand painting and glittering. The glitter we use is environmentally safe and is the same glitter used in cosmetics.  All the molds are proprietary created by our own mold maker. In the introduction to the ornament section you can see a video of how one of our ornament is made from scratch.