This giant breed is a descendant of the molossus, an extinct Roman war dog; the current gentler version was developed in England. These dogs are great protectors and family dogs, but they have giant appetites to match their size. Did you know that a mastiff sailed over on the Mayflower?
The Mastiff measures 3.75". Each figural glass ornament produced by Old World Christmas is hand crafted in age-old tradition using the same techniques that originated in the 1800's. Molten glass is mouth-blown into finely carved molds made exclusively for Old World Christmas, before a hot solution of liquid silver is poured inside. The ornaments are then hand-painted and glittered in a series of labor-intensive steps to achieve the beautiful creations.