Glass Christmas Ornament

Description
Molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament. Ball, red over mirrored silver. Metal cap attached, with thin bent wire loop inserted into top opening and bent wire hook attached. Cap is stamped: “MADE IN/JAPAN”, almost illegible. 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.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
after 1937
place made
Japan
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
metal (hanger material)
Measurements
overall: 1 5/8 in x 1 1/4 in; 4.1275 cm x 3.175 cm
ID Number
DL.298065.0339
catalog number
298065.0339
accession number
298065
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey L. Jones
subject
Christmas
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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