Bird's Next Christmas Ornament

Description
Holiday or Christmas ornament, in the shape of a bird's nest and bird. Molded glass ornament, cauldron-shaped, frosted white glass, wrapped in and framed with crinkle wire and topped with three eggs, one pink, one yellow, one red. Eggs are possibly felted or cotton. Separate piece of crinkle wire has two additional eggs, one pink and one red, attached, with small white and pink bird attached as well. Perhaps originally the bird and eggs were on the ornament with the other eggs. No mark.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1880-1910
place made
Germany
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
metal (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 in x 4 3/8 in x 2 1/4 in; 5.08 cm x 11.1125 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
1993.0157.05
catalog number
1993.0157.05
accession number
1993.0157
Credit Line
Gift of Nancy M. and Robert R. Garvey, Jr.
subject
Christmas
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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