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 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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
date made
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
metal (hanger material)
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
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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