"Puss in Boots" Christmas Ornament

Description
Small cardboard "Dresden" holiday or Christmas ornament. Double-sided, embossed cardboard in the shape of "Puss in Boots" character: cat, standing, wearing boots. Two pieces of cardboard adhered together, with two folded thin pieces of cardboard or paper are curled for ears and inserted at top of head. Missing hook or loop for hanging, possible that a piece of thread was originally attached to front bottom paw, now separated. Entire ornament painted gold. No mark.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas
date made
1880-1915
Physical Description
cardboard (overall material)
Measurements
average spatial: 4 cm x 7 cm; 1 9/16 in x 2 3/4 in
overall: 1/2 in x 2 7/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 1.27 cm x 7.3025 cm x 3.81 cm
place made
Germany
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
1993.0157.21
catalog number
1993.0157.21
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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