Moon & Star Ornament
The "Moon & Star" design (also known as "The Palace") is a Victorian pattern which was first introduced in the 1800's. The pattern was very popular, but due to the weight of the glass, transporting it by stagecoach was difficult and not practical. It was said to have been Abraham Lincoln's favorite piece.
In the 1960's approximately a dozen of the original pieces were reproduced by J.D. and Joseph Weishar. The Moon & Star design was incorporated into approximately 100 new items which were sold nationwide for several years.
In 1993, the original moulds were slightly altered to include the Weishar signature of the late Joseph J. Weishar, the creator of the Moon & Star glass.