Circa: 1942 - 1945 Country of Origin: United States Manufacturer: American War Era Production
This larger 3 inch diameter unsilvered glass Christmas ornament was made during World War II, when manufactures were forced to use transparent flashed and painted decoration due to wartime shortages of silvering agents. The coloring is an unusual dark purple, with an equally unusual painted decoration on both sides of white comma-stroke leaves and berries surrounded by light blue painted horizontal stripes. The metal cap is marked Made In U.S. of A. The finish is in excellent condition with no fading or scratches. The paint is in great condition as well, though the upper blue stripe may have some fading of the color.