Glass Christmas Ornament

Description
Molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament. Ball, shimmering bronze finish. Metal cap with bent wire loop and hook attached. Cap is stamped with country of origin, but illegible, possibly German or Japanese based on cap. 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
Germany
Japan
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
gold (overall color)
glass (overall material)
sphere (ornament shape)
metal (hanger material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/2 in x 1 in; 3.81 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
DL.298065.0073
catalog number
298065.0073
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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