A pair of 1940s unsilvered American glass war ornaments in rare opaque bright Pepto Bismol pink. The smaller 2 inch diameter ornament is solid pink and still has its original paper hanger. During World War II, the metal shortage was critical enough that ornament manufacturers soon ran through their stock of metal caps. They were forced to improvise with paper, cardboard, and even wood with string hangers. They weren't very sturdy and consumers often removed them, making the paper caps much harder to find today.
The larger 2-3/4" ornament is painted the same shade of bright opaque pink. It's decorated with a big blue comma-stroke painted flower in the center surrounded above and below by pairs of white horizontal stripes or rings. The white stripes have remains of clear glass glitter, the blue flower still has some of the original blue mica glitter. This ornament exhibits more elaborate hand decoration than was commonly found in wartime American ornaments.
Both ornaments have a few typical scratches or flakes to the paint as shown, nothing serious. Not only is the decoration of the larger ornament unusual, the pink color is quite rare.
2 Opaque Pink Unsilvered 1940s Christmas War Ornaments