Circa: 1930 Country of Origin: Germany Manufacturer: Pre War German Import
This dramatic 1930s Germany mercury glass Christmas ornament has a blown glass pinwheel striped bulb in the center of the deeply recessed indent. The inside is highly silvered to reflect the painted red, yellow, and white glitter swirl stripes on the inner bulb in a kaleidoscope effect. The exterior outer rim is decorated with a wide band of white mica and clear glitter.
I've seen this type of ornament described as headlight style. It has a pike at the back center and a clip-on wire hanger rather than the usual metal cap or hook. The ornament is 3-1/4 inches diameter and in wonderful condition with no damage, wear, or silvering loss - amazing considering the very thin glass and highly fragile construction. Best of all, it retains its original paper label printed Germany.