Clown Christmas Ornament

Description
Molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament in the shape of a male clown. Opalescent ground, opaque silver face and collar, red lips, and blue eyes, silver cap and green painted costume that reads “My Darling” in cursive on his belly. His cap has a metal loop at the top that would have attached a metal wire hook. No mark. This ornament mold was used prior to 1940.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
Object Type
ornament
date made
1880-1940
Physical Description
green (overall color)
silver (overall color)
glass (overall material)
metal (hanger material)
Measurements
overall: 1 5/16 in x 1 3/4 in x 4 in; 3.33375 cm x 4.445 cm x 10.16 cm
place made
Germany
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
DL*298065.0189
catalog number
298065.0189
accession number
298065
subject
Christmas
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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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