Clown Christmas Ornament

Molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament in the shape of a male clown. Opalescent ground, opaque silver face and collar, red lips, silver cap and yellow painted costume that reads “My Darling” in cursive on his belly. His cap has a metal loop inserted into the top opening with an attached metal wire hook. No mark. This ornament mold was used prior to 1940.
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
Object Type
date made
Physical Description
yellow (overall color)
glass (overall material)
metal (hanger material)
silver (overall color)
overall: 1 5/16 in x 1 13/16 in x 5 in; 3.33375 cm x 4.60375 cm x 12.7 cm
place made
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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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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