The Nut - here as a walnut - is next to the glass ball one of the first forms of Christmas tree decorations. In a delicate shade of brown it bears traces of real glass mica, which is applied by hand. A real iron cap is closing the upper end. A christmas decoration just as 100 years ago.
The place of origin of the glass ornaments is the area around Lauscha in Thuringia. In the beginning it was just a substitute for real fruit which a poor glass-blower could not afford. With time, the diversity of glass ornaments for Christmas trees grew. Their popularity grew and they became a real bestseller.