Quatrefoil Shaped Christmas Ornament

Description
Holiday or Christmas ornament, four small blown glass balls and tinsel chenille formed into a quartrefoil shape. Balls all have an opening at top and bottom to allow wire to pass through. Balls are silvered glass, two with overcoat of gold and two with overcoat of magenta. No mark.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
date made
1870-1915
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
average spatial: 12 cm x 13 cm; 4 3/4 in x 5 1/8 in
overall: 7/8 in x 5 1/4 in x 4 5/8 in; 2.2225 cm x 13.335 cm x 11.7475 cm
place made
Germany
United States
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
1993.0157.07
catalog number
1993.0157.07
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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