Our Imperial Russian ornament is a squirrel of a different color ~ silver and orange. Different origin, too. His ears are so long, they are almost rabbit ears. Our nut-nibbling little buddy is quite fetching. He dates to the early part of the 20th century. It has its original hanging loop of yarn securely attached.
Sharing form, material and craftsmanship with the venerable German Dresden, our squirrel is made from pressed board. The fiberboard is well detailed and is in beautiful condition with bright, original colors. You can see the same ornament in the reference book The Collector's Guide of Imperial Russian, Soviet and German Christmas Ornaments. The squirrel measures 3 1/2" high X 3 1/2" wide. Free USA Shipping