Smiling Narwhal, aka Unicorn Whale, Christmas Ornament, 6 1/4 inches long, from the Merck Family's Old World Christmas Glass Ornaments collection. OWC #12538 (2018 Mid-Year New Release).
No these are not mythological creatures. There are some unique features of the narwhal, a whale found in the coldest oceans along Canada, Greenland and Russia. Not only do they not have a dorsal fin (believed to be adaptive to their living under ice) but soon after birth the male starts to grow a horn, aka tusk, which is actually a long, protruding tooth. Though unusual, males can grown 2 horns and just as unusual, females have been spotted with horns too. This ornament looks like a happy whale. All sides are very nicely detailed. It is made of blown glass, delicately hand-painted and has sparkly glitter accents.
Also see the links under related categories to view more from our ocean themed Christmas tree ornaments collections.
Size, Weight, Packaging
- size 6 1/4" per OWC (size details to be updated after arrival)
- Free Old World Christmas Gift Box.
I'm so excited to add the Narwhal to my "Under the Sea" collection of glass ornaments! He's awesome looking!