Circa: 1942 - 1945 Country of Origin: United States Manufacturer: American War Era Production
These six blue, green, and clear transparent American glass Christmas ornaments were made during World War II, when silvering agents were available only for military use. Ornament manufacturers were forced to use non-metallic painted, sprayed, or flashed-on colors and decoration during the war years, 1942 through 1945.
They're just over 2" diameter by 2-1/4" high. Each is decorated with hand painted colored comma-stroke leaf and flower designs. One has unusual purple mica glitter flowers on clear glass, another has pink stripes in addition to yellow leaves. The ornaments are in good condition for their age and type with no breaks or major wear. One blue ornament has some spots of finish loss between the pink flower designs, there's some mica loss to the clear ornament, and some soiling to the pink stripes on the one green ornament. Those big white spots in the photos are from my lighting. Given that the most common decoration, if any, on American war ornaments is stripes, these are a nice find.