Elongated oval shaped ball with a pulled point by Matejko at the St. Mary basilica in Krakow. A beautiful angel with curly brown hair against the blue background and red and gold highlights.
Jan Matejko angel from the St. Mary Basilica in Krakow
7 1/2″ long
Glass ornament with a hand pulled point. Matejko, Poland preeminent painter of the 19th c. was commissioned to paint angels in Krakow’s most famous church the St. Mary Basilica. Matejko’s angels, set against the blue background of the church walls, with gold stars, are striking and very Polish. The angel beautiful, and regal, has brown hair, unlike the blond more prevalent in the west. The face of the angel is also, more mature than the child or baby faces prevalent in the west. The angel face is set against a golden halo, and surrounded by red and golden glorious arabesque.
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.