Pig Shaped Christmas Ornament

Description
Holiday or Christmas ornament in the shape of a pig. Pressed cardboard, two halves put together to form each side of body, with hollow center. Floppy ears are two separate pieces adhered to head, tail is also a separate curled piece of cardboard attached to rear. The pig has a cardboard four-leafed clover in its mouth, and wears two cloth bags labelled "Dollar 5,000" and tied together with a red cord, draped on its back. The bags are stuffed with something solid. A small thin white string is looped in the pig's back for a hanger. The whole pig is in a red mesh bag tied shut with a cord. No mark.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
date made
1890-1920
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
cardboard (overall material)
Measurements
average spatial: 11 cm x 14 cm; 4 5/16 in x 5 1/2 in
overall, figurine in bag: 1 1/2 in x 5 in x 4 1/4 in; 3.81 cm x 12.7 cm x 10.795 cm
place made
Germany
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
1993.0157.22
catalog number
1993.0157.22
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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