Kurt Adler Glass Christmas Ornaments: Places and Landmarks

by blackspanielgallery

Kurt Adler beautiful art pieces include glass Christmas ornaments. These Kurt Adler glass ornaments represent world famous scenes from many countries and cultures.

Kurt Adler artistic Christmas ornaments include many showing places in Europe and in North America, and some symbols representative of different places. Some scenes or subjects represented by these ornaments are famous, easily recognized landmarks or items that clearly indicate the country that the ornament represents. Others indicate a large, world class city. These ornaments are great for people wanting to add a bit of a different culture to a Christmas tree, especially places associated with one’s genealogy or places the person may have visited.

If there is an actual connection the meaning is greater, but such a connection is not necessary to add such beautiful pieces to a Christmas tree.

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Glass Christmas Ornaments

They Have a Certain Look

There is something special about a glass Christmas ornament.  When I was a child glass Christmas ornaments were the most common tree ornaments in use.  They were mostly colored balls, but a few special ones had other shapes.  Those with multiple colors and different shapes were the special ones that we focused on when looking at the Christmas tree.  And, every year a few glass ornaments would drop to the floor and be broken.


When I first had my family we started buying unbreakable Christmas ornaments, with just a few breakable ornaments.  We prepared for the eventual coming of children, and for the puppy who enjoyed taking things from our first Christmas tree.  Any Christmas ornament that could easily break was placed out of the reach of paws and a wet nose, and later too high for little hands.  So, if you buy one of these pieces of art and there are children or animals about I recommend that you utilize the higher branches of your Christmas tree for the placement of the glass ornaments.


The Eiffel Tower

There are several Eiffel Tower Christmas ornaments.  The Kurt Adler glass Eiffel Tower ornament shown here is particularly beautiful, and clearly represents Paris, France.  The Eiffel Tower is perhaps the most well-known of all French landmarks.

The Eiffel Tower

Kurt Adler Glass Christmas Ornament
Kurt Adler 5-Inch Noble Gems Glass Eiffel Tower Ornament


London and More

There are several Kurt Adler glass Christmas ornaments that represent England.  Two are London city ornaments, and each has several images of this wonderful city.  Another features Big Ben, perhaps the most well-known clock in the world.  A third is a red phone booth for which Great Britton is so often associated with. 


Others that represent England include many Beatles ornaments that are shown in another article.

Beatles Christmas Ornaments

Kurt Adler Artistry
Beatles Christmas ornaments bring back pleasant memories, and add to the joy of the season. Kurt Adler has created a number of quality Beatles ornaments, so finding them is easy.


Ireland is represented by Santa, but the Santa of the Irish glass Christmas ornament is wearing a green suit.  Green is the color often associated with Ireland, so a green Santa Claus is appropriate to represent the country. 


I would have preferred to find a castle ornament, but we do have to be limited by what is there.


Italy is represented by an ornament representing Rome, and by a gondola Christmas ornament.  The gondola clearly represents Venice, a popular Italian city with its own charm and beauty.


Kurt Adler Glass Ornament

A Kurt Adler Christmas ornament showing Canadian symbols is inspiring.  Many of us have had ancestors who came from Acadia, an area of Nova Scotia.  The Canadian ornament in indicative of the land our ancestors left, and the bright red maple leaf is the most recognizable symbol of Canada.

The United States

Glass Ornaments

Kurt Adler glass ornaments represent several major cities in the United States.  The ones shown here are Washington and New York.  These two cities are great representations of the country, and are as beautiful as the others.  They are easily identifies since their names are emblazoned across the front of the two ornaments.

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Updated: 12/03/2019, blackspanielgallery
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blackspanielgallery on 10/19/2015

I came across these when I did my articles on Christmas in England, France, Italy, and Austria and Germany. Others make nice ornaments as well, but I concentrated on one artist here.

jptanabe on 10/19/2015

I like this idea of ornaments representing famous international scenes.

blackspanielgallery on 10/19/2015

Kurt Adler has some nice things.

DerdriuMarriner on 10/19/2015

blackspanielgallery, Thank you! Two of my favorites are the gondola and the phone booth! Me too, I like the history and traditions that back up fine glass ornaments such as those by Kurt Adler!

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