Glass Christmas Ornament

One of three identical molded glass holiday or Christmas ornaments. Ball, clear glass under yellow-gold shimmering color. No cap, only thin bent wire loop inserted into top opening and hook attached. No mark, but possibly made in Japan based on identical marked ornament. (see 298065.272 and .275) 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
gold (overall color)
glass (overall material)
sphere (ornament shape)
metal (hanger material)
overall: 1 1/2 in x 1 1/4 in; 3.81 cm x 3.175 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