Portrait or picture? A picture captures a specific moment in time. It freezes that moment so the viewer can experience it as it was. A portrait tries to tell a larger story about the universal essence of the subject. This ornament "Silent Night" is a portrait of the peace and beauty of a quintessentially winter night. Perhaps it is the wee hours of Christmas Eve and the countryside is asleep and awaiting Christmas morning. A winter's night during the holiday season looks different from every person's window but the feeling we get is the same.
This ornament portrays a quiet winter night through a window, snow-covered hills, a small town church, the Christmas star, and a sky of twinkling colored lights that could be stars or gently falling snow. The back has the Danforth touchmark.
- Measures 1.75" wide x 2 3/8" tall.
Danforth Pewter, Handcrafted in the USA
Fred and Judi Danforth founded Danforth Pewter in 1975 in Vermont, reviving a family tradition that stretches back to the pewter workshop Thomas Danforth II opened in colonial Connecticut in 1755. The company handcrafts a wide range of pewter giftware and home accessories. Why buy American-made pewter ornaments? When you give pewter, you are creating an heirloom that will adorn your family’s Christmas trees for generations. Unlike what is pumped out of foreign factories, pewter ornaments won’t break and will develop a wonderful warm patina with age. Hold a Danforth pewter ornament in your hand and you will immediately know its quality.