ITEM #: 16012 Partridge Ornament by Old World Christmas
From Old World Christmas. In the song "The Twelve Days
of Christmas," the partridge in
a pear tree symbolizes Christ.
Years ago, the song served as a
secret means of teaching English
Catholics the basics of their faith,
which was outlawed at the time.
This carol has lost much of its old
connotations and is now a merry
standard of the holiday season. Whichever meaning you apply to it, this glass Partridge ornament has that characteristic black face outlined with a white stripe, and it's mottled glass texture is intricately painted to look just like the bird's spotted feathers.