Inge-Glas of Germany Legend of the Pickle Christmas Ornament Set - The legend of the pickle comes from Germany. The idea was that the pickle was the last ornament put on the tree and Christmas morning, the child who found the pickle first received a special gift from Saint Nick. The tradition was meant to encourage the children to truly enjoy Christmas, not just the presents. This set has 3 Pickles. Packed in a box. 1 3/4" - 4 1/2". Since 1597...the Muller-Blech family of glass-blowers, created beautiful mouth-blown and handpainted glassware. In about 1850, their passion of glass-blowing evolved into the creation of glass Christmas ornaments as we know today. A 400 year old family owned company, INGE-GLAS of Germany located Neustadt of northern Bavaria, continues the tradition of quatlity craftsmanship. Their Star Crown cap, trademarked in 1985, is your guarentee that you possess an authentic heirloom INGE-GLAS ornament. Trust and count on the 5-Point Star Crown of INGE-GLAS and enjoy your collection of ornaments for years to come.