Beautiful and rare blown glass ornament from the World War II era. The ornament is unsilvered meaning that there is no interior silvering which would normally give an ornament a solid shiny finish. During the war years, metals were being conserved for the war effort and so they were not silvered. They still had an exterior paint or stain applied to give them color but no silvering.

This ornament is completely clear and has an unusual red matte painted grid design around the sides. It looks like a red-orange in some of my photos only because of the bright light. In ordinary light, it is definitely more red.

This glass ornament has been blown as you can see the little 'blip' at the very bottom of the ball which occurs during manufacturing.

The metal cap is unusually shaped with a little flair at the bottom; it is unmarked. I believe this ornament to be American Made, possibly by Paragon Glass Works.

Measurements: 8-1/4" around; 2-1/2" wide and 3" tall not including the hanging loop. Medium sized ornament.

This bulb is in excellent condition with the exception of two very minor chips in the glass at the very top of the neck. The neck is very long and the chips are completely covered by the metal cap. The ornament hangs perfectly. The paint is in absolutely beautiful condition!

See my other war era ornaments up for sale in my shop!

ITEM ID
111121
COLOR
Red
ITEM TYPE
Vintage

Fireside Treasures

Vintage Christmas Ornament Rare Unsilvered War Era Blown Glass Ball Clear With Red Painted Stripes Grid Design

$30

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