Mrs. Claus Christmas Ornament

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Description
Molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament in the shape of "Mrs. Claus", with bulb-shaped bottom. Face painted a flesh color, with black eyes and red mouth. Right hand holds a purse. Top half overall gray-silver with bottom half painted red. Metal cap with bent metal hook attaches to a curled metal wire that protrudes from Mrs. Claus’s head/hat. No mark.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1880-1900
place made
Germany
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
red (overall color)
white (overall color)
glass (overall material)
metal (hanger material)
Measurements
overall: 1 11/16 in x 1 5/8 in x 4 3/4 in; 4.28625 cm x 4.1275 cm x 12.065 cm
ID Number
DL.298065.0187
catalog number
298065.0187
accession number
298065
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey L. Jones
subject
Christmas
Santa Claus
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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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