A set of six classic 1940s American war era unsilvered glass Christmas ornaments. They were produced during World War II when silvering agents were unavailable to manufacturers of consumer items. During the 1942 through 1945 Christmas seasons, American made glass ornaments were decorated with painted, sprayed, and flashed-on unsilvered finishes. Eventually, the supply of metal caps was exhausted and paper or cardboard hangers and caps had to be used. One of the ornaments still retains its original paper hanger insert.
The transparent ornaments are about 2-1/4 inches diameter. All six are decorated with horizontal painted stripes or rings in pastel shades of pink, blue, yellow, and white. The stripes have a few minor flakes or scratches as shown but otherwise are in very good condition with no chips or breaks.