These six 2-1/2 inch long teardrop shape unsilvered glass Christmas ornaments were made during the first one or two holiday seasons of World War II. Earlier in the war, the ornament manufacturers could not obtain silvering agents but still had access to back stocks of wired feathery tinsel garland, so they used it add sparkle inside their transparent or plain ornaments.
The ornaments are green, light blue, dark pink or faded red, and purple blue, each has a sprig of sparkly wired tinsel inside. The colored finish is very good on all without any of the flaking or scratches typically found on war era ornaments like this. The metal caps all have the early "Made in U.S. of A." markings - the word "of" was dropped when production of the metal caps resumed after the war.