Glass Christmas Ornament

Description
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 bright pink, wrapped in crinkle tinsel wire, with small coil wire wrapped at top for hanging. Stuffed with pink tissue paper. No mark. These were generally produced in Germany prior to 1940.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
date made
1870-1940
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
metal (hanger material)
Measurements
average spatial: 6 cm x 7 cm; 2 3/8 in x 2 3/4 in
overall: 2 1/2 in x 2 5/8 in x 2 5/8 in; 6.35 cm x 6.6675 cm x 6.6675 cm
place made
Germany
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
1993.0157.10
catalog number
1993.0157.10
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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