The Papillon is also called the Continental Toy Spaniel and is one of the oldest breeds of toy spaniels. Papillon is French for butterfly. Its name is derived from its characteristic butterfly-like look around the face. The butterfly name perfectly fits the Papillon s playful personality.
The Papillon measures 4". 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.