Glass Christmas Ornament

Description
Holiday or Christmas ornament, free-blown glass ellipsoidal shape with pointed ends, mirrored silver, painted with white, gold, and blue stripes painted around body, and small opening on two thin ends. Framed with tinsel wire with loop on one side. No mark.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
date made
1870-1900
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
metal (overall material)
oval (overall shape)
Measurements
average spatial: 7 cm x 16 cm; 2 3/4 in x 6 5/16 in
overall: 1 5/8 in; 4.1275 cm
place made
Germany
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
1993.0157.01
catalog number
1993.0157.01
accession number
1993.0157
subject
Christmas
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Nancy M. and Robert R. Garvey, Jr.
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