I just ran across this article and thought of your discussion here. It's called A Seasonal Obsession and is an interview with an avid collector of all kinds of things. However, down toward the end of the article, she talks about…"
Hi there - I have a collection of end of day christmas ornaments. I know they are German made in the 1800's I believe. I have been collecting them for many years and I just love them. I was told they were made by the glass makers at the end of the day with all the leftover paint as not to waste any paint. I have since been told that it is just a nice story. Does anyone else collect these beautiful ornaments or know any more information on them?