Purse Shaped Christmas Ornament

Description
Holiday or Christmas ornament in the shape of a purse. Molded glass cauldron shape, white frosted glass with opening at top, white wool inserted into top of opening, then wrapped in crinkle wire overall. White and pink cloth flower attached to front, inserted into pike. Tinsel wire wrapped around whole ornament at its sides, then is wrapped around white string to form the "strap". A remnant of a wire hook is attached at the top of strap. No mark.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
date made
1880-1910
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
metal (overall material)
cotton string (hanger material)
cotton cloth (overall material)
Measurements
average spatial: 6 cm x 14 cm; 2 3/8 in x 5 1/2 in
overall: 1 5/8 in x 4 3/8 in x 2 3/8 in; 4.1275 cm x 11.1125 cm x 6.0325 cm
place made
Germany
United States
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
1993.0157.04
catalog number
1993.0157.04
accession number
1993.0157
subject
Christmas
Domestic Furnishings
See more items in
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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