Glass Christmas Ornament

Molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament. Ball, small, translucent, iridescent blue. Metal cap with thin bent metal wire loop and thin bent wire hook attached at top. Cap is stamped, but illegible, possibly made in Japan because of similarity to marked ornaments. 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.
Currently not on view
date made
after 1937
place made
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
blue (overall color)
glass (overall material)
metal (hanger material)
overall: 1 1/2 in x 1 in; 3.81 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey L. Jones
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Data Source
National Museum of American History