Glass Christmas Ornament

Description
Molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament. Ball, small, silvered glass. Metal cap attached, with bent wire loop inserted for hanging, thin bent wire attached. Cap is stamped, likely with maker or country of origin, but 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
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
Object Type
ornament
date made
1920-1950
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
place made
Germany
Czechoslovakia
Japan
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
DL*298065.0377
catalog number
298065.0377
accession number
298065
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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