Glass Christmas Ornament

Molded and free-blown glass holiday or Christmas ornament in the shape of a Dublin pipe. Curved handle that narrows towards end. Round, decorative cap is molded with several bands of decorative motifs: a band of petals, S curls, and beading. Matte pale gold, with the molded cap painted yellow-gold, white, and pink. Metal cap is attached to top of molded cap, with bent metal loop and white and pink cotton strings attached for hanging. No mark. Molds of this form were used prior to 1940.
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
date made
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
metal (hanger material)
cotton string (hanger material)
average spatial: 6 cm x 12 cm; 2 3/8 in x 4 3/4 in
overall: 1 3/8 in x 4 5/8 in x 1 7/8 in; 3.4925 cm x 11.7475 cm x 4.7625 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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