Thursday, July 15, 2010

How much does this sleigh weigh?

This ornament with two penguins bundled in a toy-laden sleigh is a Christopher Radko design, but it’s not the usual delicate blown glass. Instead, it’s ceramic and it weighs a ton. I always have to find a sturdy branch for it. You can see a lot of the cool Radko details, like the snow wake and those rosy cheeks. There must be other examples of Celebrations by Radko penguin ornaments, but this is the only one I’ve ever seen, live or online.

Holiday Celebrations by Radko for Target penguins in a sleigh
Acquired: December 2004, Target, Middletown, N.J.
Number: 0266
Size: 3.5” tall

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