Circa: 1920 Country of Origin: Japan Manufacturer: Pre War Japan Import
These pretty 1920s berry shaped blown glass Christmas ornaments were Japan's answer to German and French kugel Christmas ornaments. The glass isn't as heavy but the ornaments were made in similar manner to traditional kugels, with the mercury silvering on the inside of the ornaments and the color in the glass, not painted on.
The ornaments are just over 3-1/4 inches high. One is a beautiful deep cobalt blue, made of blue glass with silvering on the inside. The other berry is made of amber glass, causing the interior silvering to appear gold. It was then painted with a clear orange tint. The orange finish has developed worn areas over the years, so that the ornament virtually glows with layers of amber, gold, and orange color. They have traditional metal ornaments caps marked Japan, not kugel style caps. Both ornaments are in excellent condition with no chips or damage. Price is for the pair.