Glass Christmas Ornament

Description
Molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament. Ball, thin, clear, green glass (un-silvered). Paper/cardboard cap with white string tied in loop for hanging. String has bent wire hook and red ribbon attached. No mark. Probably American, ornaments made in America during WWII were often un-silvered and often had paper caps and hangers due to war-time shortages.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
Object Type
ornament
date made
ca 1943-1945
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
cardboard (hanger material)
cotton string (hanger material)
Measurements
overall: 3 in x 2 5/8 in; 7.62 cm x 6.6675 cm
place made
United States
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
DL*298065.0422
catalog number
298065.0422
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
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey L. Jones

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