Glass TargetChristmas Tree Ornament

Description
Molded glass ball, thick plied blue cord inserted and knotted into opening on top for hanger, two metal bent wire hooks attached to cord. Likely manufactured to be used as a glass target ball for practice shooting, and then at some point the cord and hooks were added so that it could be used as a Christmas tree ornament, as with DL*298065.0280, a similar (marked) ornament. See also DL*298065.0419. No mark.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1870-1920
place made
United States
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
gold (overall color)
metal (hanger material)
cord (hanger material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 6.35 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
DL.298065.0418
catalog number
298065.0418
accession number
298065
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey L. Jones
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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