With his thick white beard this dwarf looks wise and omniscient. His blue hat is decorated with mica on its rim and at the top it is closed with a real iron cap to fix the ornament on the tree.
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.