The first decorated trees were adorned with apples, white candy canes, and pastries in the shapes of stars, hearts, and flowers. Glass baubles were first made in Lauscha, Germany, by Hans Greiner (1550–1609), who produced garlands of glass beads and tin figures that could be hung on trees. The popularity of these decorations grew into the production of glass figures made by highly skilled artisans with clay molds.
Inge Glas is a family-operated business that has been handcrafting glass ornaments with skills that have been passed on for generations. The trademark-exclusive 5-Point Star Crown suspension ring caps every one of these heirloom ornaments and is the symbol of the company’s superior quality and 416 years of dedicated craftsmanship.
Unlike other ornament suppliers, Inge-Glas owns its own factory in Germany. The company control all materials used in the manufacturing, packaging, and shipping of our heirloom quality ornaments.
Inge Glas is a 100% lead-free ornament manufacturer. The factory uses only pure, high-grade German glass and lead-free paints, lacquers, and glitters.
Inge-Glas manages all aspects of quality within our work environment with regard to our product and human life by creating an environmentally safe workplace. Inge-Glas also remains steadfast in maintaining the duty to the ecological future of our planet and preserving our centuries-old tradition of the art of glassblowing.
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