Glass Christmas Ornament

Holiday or Christmas ornament, comprised of a large molded glass ball and small molded glass ball, both wrapped in crinkle wire and framed in tinsel coil, with fringe of tinsel on bottom. Both balls have openings at top and bottom to allow wire to pass through the body. Top ball is small, mirrored silver, bottom ball is larger, clear glass painted matte gold-white with green and white stripes. Remnants of wire hanger attached at top. No mark.
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
date made
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
metal (overall material)
average spatial: 8 cm x 16 cm; 3 1/8 in x 6 5/16 in
overall: 2 1/2 in x 6 1/8 in x 2 5/8 in; 6.35 cm x 15.5575 cm x 6.6675 cm
place made
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
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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