Glass Christmas Ornament

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
date made
1890-1900
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
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
Germany
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
1993.0157.08
catalog number
1993.0157.08
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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