Glass Christmas Ornament

Molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament. Ball, red over mirrored silver. Metal cap attached with thin bent wire loop inserted into opening at top, bent wire hook attached. Cap reads “MADE IN U.S.A. KENTLEE”. In 1937, a tariff decision (no. 54387) reversed earlier decisions regarding the marking of ornaments with their country of origin, established in the 1890 MicKinley Tariff Act and the Smoot-Havley Tariff Act of 1930. The ornament itself now had to be marked with with its country of origin by stamping it into the cap or by way of tag or sticker.
Maker is Kentlee Company Inc.
Currently not on view
date made
after 1937
place made
United States: Washington, Cedarhurst
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
red (overall color)
metal (hanger material)
glass (overall material)
overall: 2 1/2 in x 2 in; 6.35 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey L. Jones
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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