Circa: 1912 Country of Origin: Germany Manufacturer: Pre War German Production
I can't find this particular antique German glass Christmas ornament in any of my books, but it's got some unusual aspects. The last photo shows the ornament in high contrast and sharpened so you can see the detail. On the front is an eagle in flight with spread wings. A liberty shield appears to be below the left side wing. There is something in the eagle's talons - it's not arrows or branches. At first I thought it was a bomb or missile type object, but it looks more like an animal - I can see a head or nose, feet, and a long tail.
The back of the 2-1/4" high by 1-7/8" wide oval has an embossed cornucopia with roses spilling out of the mouth. The ornament has no chips or breaks. There is some wear and flaking to the red finish and typical loss to the interior mercury silvering.