Glass Christmas Ornament

Description
Free-blown glass holiday or Christmas ornament, onion shaped with pointed bottom and swirled and pointed top. Mirrored silver, body painted magenta with red stripes, top is left silver, with yellow-gold and magenta stripes. No cap. Thin bent wire loop inserted into top opening, with oblong magenta glass bead attached. Bent wire hook attached for hanging. No mark.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas tree
Object Type
ornament
date made
1870-1900
Physical Description
gold (overall color)
pink (overall color)
glass (overall material)
metal (hanger material)
Measurements
overall: 5 3/8 in x 2 5/8 in; 13.6525 cm x 6.6675 cm
place made
Germany
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
DL*298065.0275
catalog number
298065.0275
accession number
298065
subject
Domestic Furnishings
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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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