Glass Christmas Ornament

Free blown glass holiday or Christmas ornament, in a cauldron shape: acorn-shaped body with lip at top around large opening. Free-blown spikes around outside of body. Clear glass painted in thick red, white, and blue stripes, wrapped in crinkle tinsel wire, with thin plied wire knotted at top and tied with black thread for hanging. Stuffed with pink tissue paper. No mark. These were generally produced in Germany prior to 1940.
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
date made
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
metal (overall material)
average spatial: 6.5 cm x 10 cm; 2 9/16 in x 3 15/16 in
overall: 2 3/8 in x 3 3/4 in x 2 3/8 in; 6.0325 cm x 9.525 cm x 6.0325 cm
place made
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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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