Glass Butterfly Christmas Ornament

Molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament, in the shape of a butterfly, mirrored silver ground, with bright pink butterfly painted on front and back. Vertical ribbing throughout. Metal cap attached, with bent metal loop. No mark. Similar ornaments were produced using older molds, prior to 1940, and those molds were then reused after 1940, making an exact date difficult.
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
date made
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
metal (hanger material)
overall: 1 1/4 in x 2 5/8 in x 2 in; 3.175 cm x 6.6675 cm x 5.08 cm
place made
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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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 Mr. and Mrs. Harvey L. Jones
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