Songbird Christmas Ornament

Description
Molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament, silvered ground, painted. In the shape of a songbird. Silver body with black beak, eyes, and tail, red-tipped molded wings. Legs are metal coils that attach to a metal clip. White spun glass (angel hair) tail. No marks.These molds were used prior to 1940, and then reused later, making dating this ornament difficult.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
Object Type
ornament
date made
1880-1960
Physical Description
silver (overall color)
glass (overall material)
metal (overall material)
red (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 1 in x 5 1/4 in x 2 1/16 in; 2.54 cm x 13.335 cm x 5.23875 cm
place made
Germany
Asturia
Czechoslovakia
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
DL*298065.0176
catalog number
298065.0176
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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