Collect this magical Patricia Breen "Saint Christopher", 2 part, restricted quantity, limited edition 500, retired, mouth-blown handcrafted Polish glass European Christmas tree ornament, 1999, B4165, 4165.
Exceptional rendition of St. Christopher, the protector of travelers. Note the beautifully sculpted relief of both the front and back and the witty addition of the car toggle.
On the front, St. Christopher offers protection to a boy whom he carries through a rocky, remote passage what that is surrounded by pine trees and a lone building.
On the back, a light house one one side and a golden building on the other overlooks a dynamically turbulent water beneath the clouds with the silver lining, symbolizing safe travel on water, as well.
Both Saint Christopher and the child wear the attire of times long ago.
The small, golden car toggle signifies a contemporary translation of the traditional St. Christopher theme. This car is often sold separately from the St. Christopher ornament, and it is, therefore, increasingly difficult to find them together.
Approximately 6 1/2 inches tall, simply a great 2 part handblown glass ornament creation, highly collectible with both saint collectors and Breen devotees, in general.
CONDITION OF ITEM:
Mint condition two part ornament with Breen hangtag, stored in a smoke-free environment.
Listing ID: 69238