Merck Family’s Old World Christmas offers one of the world's most extensive and best-loved collections of mouth-blown glass ornaments. The beautiful glass ornaments are crafted by hand using traditional, old-world methods. Molten glass is carefully mouth-blown into finely carved molds. Then a hot solution of liquid silver is poured inside. The ornaments are hand-painted and glittered in a series of labor-intensive steps to achieve the beautiful finished creations. Produced in limited quantities and imported exclusively by the Merck Family's Old World Christmas, each is a treasure to cherish.