Glass Christmas Ornament

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Description
Molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament. Mirrored red ball, hand-decorated as a Santa Claus face: white and black paper eyes, silver ball for nose, with foam mustache and red paper mouth. Top of ball is covered in mica and black sand or glitter. Cap is opaque white plastic, and reads: “WEST GERMANY/ D.G.M.a”. Cap was definitely made in Germany, ornament possibly as well. One of three (see DL*298065.372 and DL*298065.374).
Location
Currently not on view
date made
after 1945
place made
Germany
United States
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
red (overall color)
glass (overall material)
plastic (hanger material)
metal (hanger material)
Measurements
overall: 2 1/2 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 3/8 in; 6.35 cm x 6.985 cm x 6.0325 cm
ID Number
DL.298065.0373
catalog number
298065.0373
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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