Glass Christmas Ornament

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
Object Type
ornament
date made
after 1937
Physical Description
gold (overall color)
glass (overall material)
sphere (ornament shape)
metal (hanger material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/2 in x 1 1/4 in; 3.81 cm x 3.175 cm
place made
Japan
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
DL*298065.0077
catalog number
298065.0077
accession number
298065
subject
Domestic Furnishings
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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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